- Sep 25, 2017
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@Maggie, yes removing the optic gland (when successful, ie it is a delicate operation) has extended the lifespan by inhibiting maturation. Unfortunately, the full article is now behind a paywall but here is an excerpt from the Hormonal Inhibition of Feeding and Death in Octopus: Control by Optic Gland Secretion 1977 study (you will need to magnify your viewing screen to read it).Does this mean he effectively can extend their lives??? By how long??? The mind boggles!!!