Is my octo sick?

monty

Colossal Squid
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#4
:lol:

Not that I'm laughing at your sick octo, just at Roy's inserting "fever" into his otherwise-accurate info.
 

DWhatley

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#9
I certainly did a double take and started laughing out loud! Then I started to allow the thought to go into query mode. Are octopuses warm-blooded (in which case it there would be a possibilty of fever or elevated temperature with infection - not that it would be possible to check it for the home aquarist - but the extended thought was interesting). When I posed the question before I think Monty mentioned that we are unaware of a temperature regulating component so it is assumed not.
 

DWhatley

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#11
Always the educator

For others of less than a stellar biology vocabulary:

Poikilotherm - The term is used as a more exact description of the vernacular "cold-blooded".

... and I was just getting close to remembering and spelling crepsecular :razz:

My additional discovery for the day for anyone who is not yet aware of accellerators in version 8 of IE (don't know about FireFox):

There is a very nice new feature that allows a quick definition popup (you have choices for the supplier) when a word is highlighted. I am still investigating other uses but, unfortunately, a similar spell check for text boxes (places where you enter text is not yet part of the new feature.
 

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