Octopus: The Ocean's Intelligent Invertebrate

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  1. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    I just received my pre-ordered copy of Octopus: The Ocean’s Intelligent Invertebrate by Jennifer A. Mather, Roalnd C. Anderson, and our own TONMO.com staff member, James B. Wood. Congratulatioins to James and the other authors!

    This is a nice looking book, 208 pages long with a 32-page color photo section in the center. Subtitled “A Natural History”, the book is organized in this way:

    Preface
    Acknowledgements

    Introduction: Meet the Octopus
    In the Egg
    Driftingt and Settling
    Making a Living
    In the Den
    Getting Around
    Appearances
    Not Getting Eaten
    Personalities
    Intelligence
    Sex at Last
    The Rest of the Group
    Postscript: Keeping a Captive Octopus

    References
    Index

    There's a section on keeping a captive octopus. TONMO.com is mentioned among helpful internet chat groups.

    I’ve just had time to read bits of various chapters – interesting, seems to be written for the general public, lots of anecdotes in side bars, (small articles inside larger ones). Looks like Tonmo members would enjoy reading this.

    Nancy
     
  2. SabrinaR

    SabrinaR Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Registered

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    Awesome! Thanks for the heads up. I was looking at this one and wasnt sure if I should get it or not. Now I think I will. Thanks again!
     
  3. SabrinaR

    SabrinaR Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Registered

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    Quick question... Can anyone recommend any other octo books that would good for a new octo keeper? I have Octos and Cephs for the home aquarium.
     
  4. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    I got my copy of Octopus: The Ocean's Intelligent Invertebrate yesterday too and am half way through. So far I am enjoying the read and the laymen biology lesson. Since I am about to experience an egg hatching, I wish there was more on successful hatchling raising but for most readers this section is beneficial just to understand the process.
     
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    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    I just got mine, too. :read: it looks great so far, kudos to the authors!
     
  6. Neogonodactylus

    Neogonodactylus Haliphron Atlanticus Staff Member Moderator

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    Somehow my Hapalochlaena lunulata photos were incorrectly identified as H. maculosa!

    Roy
     
  7. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Made this sticky and tweeted it - thanks Nancy! Congrats Dr. James and your co-authors!

    Roy - uh-oh - sounds like a good catch, but that's too bad! Downside of print... :rolleyes:
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Just ordered my copy, looking forward to seeing it!
     
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    nanoteuthis Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Looks great! Just added to my Amazon Wish List -- hope to pick it up soon.
     
  10. SabrinaR

    SabrinaR Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Registered

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    I ordered mine yesterday. Cant wait for it to get here!
     
  11. snowmaker

    snowmaker Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    I should have in a few more days:
    Cephalopods: Octopuses and Cuttlefish for the Home Aquarium
    and
    Octopus: The Ocean's Intelligent Invertebrate
     
  12. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    hummm, you may need another tank ...

    I finished Intelligent Invertebrate last night. The book answers a lot of biological questions we see asked on the site and is a good read for anyone interested in what is going on with their animal over its life time without losing the lay person in scientific terms. It is a nice collection of ideas and articles I have had to dig for and recommend it to any long term keeper.
     
  13. snowmaker

    snowmaker Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Way ahead of you. :wink:
    Remember the 75g curved glass bullnose room divider I mentioned? It will be mine on Sunday! Octopus tank someday...
     

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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    So jealous! We thought and thought about where to put one. One too late warning is you will not like cleaning it. My 145 is my cleaning nightmare. The height and my arm length (and I am not a short person) fight every week.
     
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    ceph Wonderpus Staff Member Moderator

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    Thank you for the kind words about our new book on Octopuses. Roy, gets the prize for finding the first "Whoops!"

    TONMO members are always welcome to email me at jamesbwood 2000 @ gmail.com (remove all 3 spaces) with questions.

    James
     
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    CaptFish Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Got my copy today, GREAT! I'm reading it now.
    :read:
     
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    Teuthman Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    I will have to pick up a copy of this.
     
  18. Jean

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    My bookshop tells me my copy has arrived.......but I can't get in for a week............aaaaaaaargh!
     
  19. Teuthman

    Teuthman Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Picked up a copy, devoured it, loved it, and have moved on to Kraken by Wendy Williams.
     

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