New Article: Mating Octopus (Abdopus aculeatus)

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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!

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I am simply in awe over the quality of those photographs... Wow...
 

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Wow, breath taking!
 

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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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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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