My Recent Octo Encounter

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  1. Fujisawas Sake

    Fujisawas Sake Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter Registered

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    Heya Everyone,

    Just wanted to share an Enteroctopus pic with you all! I took this one at the Humboldt State University Fred J. Telonicher Marine Lab... The resident invert zoo instructor declined my invitation to join TONMO. :roll: The octo was asleep, and I didn't flash his eyes, so all is cool.

    Sushi and Sake,

    John
     
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    Fujisawas Sake Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter Registered

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    Sorry!!

    Oops... Its a big photo, so those of you using non high-speed lines may have a bit of a download time... I'm still new at this digital camera thing.

    Gomen ne,

    John
     
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    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Cool photo!!!

    Was he eating? Wonder what the red things were hanging down?

    Carol
     
  4. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    thanks for sharing :)
     
  5. Fujisawas Sake

    Fujisawas Sake Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter Registered

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    You know, I think they were the tips of its arms... The display in the tank was very basic, and from their position and movement, I would swear that they were the tips. Weird though... Maybe I haven't seen enough octos in my lifetime...

    Then again, have any of us? :heee:

    Sushi and Sake,

    John
     
  6. Invazn

    Invazn Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    speaking of sushi can you eat your bimacs when they die? or is Tako a different kind of octo?
     
  7. Fujisawas Sake

    Fujisawas Sake Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter Registered

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    Er... Well, I have no idea if O. bimaculoides is the choice in Japanese cooking. If you want, I have a book on the history and principles of Japanese cooking, and I can answer your question sometime in a few weeks when I return home from Texas.

    I do know that Japanese cooking uses several species of cuttle, octo, and squid. Tako-yaki, or fried Octo "balls" are probably giant pacific.

    Sushi and Sake,

    John
     
  8. WhiteKiboko

    WhiteKiboko Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    i was reading something on the dr. wood's site3 and saw that japanese workers are some of the few to raise vulgaris from egg on, which would suggest a definite interest in the animal... and given that its a known dish, its a possibility...although the gpo is a definite candidate...why collect 50+ vulgaris when you have a dolfleini....
     
  9. diveseen.com

    diveseen.com Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Eating a GPO? Ack!!! NO!

    Well, since I have fallen in love with the GPO, thought I would post one of my favorite pics. This one was taken at a depth of 100 feet outside Seattle. Her name is Olive. We watched her on her eggs for almost 10 months! My wife and I cried when she died. :(

    Let me know if anyone wants to see more, or visit my website (currently in the middle of a redesign - sorry!) at

    www.pugetsounddiving.com

    -d
     
  10. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Would defintiely love to see more pics of Olive! I remember the story Dr. Roland Anderson pointed me to when she died.

    You should add your Website to our Ceph Web Directory under the Diving category, and I'll approve it! :thumbsup:
     
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    WhiteKiboko Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    i was reading in a book about japanese cuisine i bought a couple days ago and it said:

    "There are over ten types of octopus caught all over the world, from idako (baby octopus), which are less that 10cm/4in., to ones over 3m/10ft. The most common octopus are in the ma-dako family."

    however, i dont know how those translate :( , can anyone help?
     

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