New Article: Mating Octopus (Abdopus aculeatus)

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  1. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    I'm pleased to announce a new article that Dr. Caldwell and I collaborated on (and should be featured in PZ Meyers' Friday Cephalopod tomorrow) regarding Roy's incredible photos of Abdopus aculeatus mating - just in time for Valentine's Day!

    Mating Octopus (Abdopus aculeatus)

    Thanks Roy for the incredible images and all the supporting information!

    :notworth:
     
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    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Fabu Roy!
     
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    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    I am simply in awe over the quality of those photographs... Wow...
     
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    SabrinaR Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Registered

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    Thats spectacular! I LOVE the photos.
     
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    Wow, breath taking!
     
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    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Very nice! :notworth:
     
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    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Amazing photos!!!!:notworth::notworth:
     
  9. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    mucktopus Haliphron Atlanticus Staff Member Moderator

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    This is fantastic!!
     
  11. Brian Siegel

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    Just wondering what happened after the eggs hatched, any luck raising them to the settlement stage. I currently have an O.vulgaris with eggs, laid on 3/27/11, any hints on how to raise them. 2 years ago had O.vulgaris larve last about 14 days.Thanks, you can also contact me at briansiegel@mote.org.
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Brian,
    PLEASE try to collect some of the dead hatchlings for me. I started a little project that has grown a bit so I am trying to collect as many hatchlings as possible to do a comparative photo shoot. If you put them in alcohol, they will preserve for a long as I will need them (IMO, hatchlings preserve pretty will this way for at least a year, but with adults, formalin is needed first). I have O.briareus for a large egg species and O.hummelincki for a small but would like to get O. vulgaris and O.bimaculoides for additional comparisons. PM me if you would not mind sending me a few and I will send my address.
     
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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    D - I have hatchlings for you in formalin.


    Brian - throw every food you can at them. Keep them in a BRT, not a Kreisel. :grin:
     
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    Great picts!
     

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