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  1. Fujisawas Sake

    Fujisawas Sake Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter Registered

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    Oh, and here's another question:

    Sharks detect electrical impulses by way the the ampules of Lorenzini. Do cephs show any electrosensory capability?

    Sushi and Sake (the good Oni-Koroshi)

    John
     
  2. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    We'll get back to you on that one; not sure if magnetic field would give the same sort of response, but I'll place some magnets around the squid tank and see what happens .....
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Didn't Budelman have some sort of theory about cephalopod electroreception??

    J
     
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    Fujisawas Sake Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter Registered

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    Jean,

    Who is that?

    John
     
  5. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    A sehkrit!

    John, I've actually got a Masters students starting in ~ 6 weeks looking at these Sepioteuthis squid. I'm sure I can get him to do a little bit of environmental manipulation to check out a few of your ideas/queries. Fire away right here and we'll see what experimental design we can establish to determine what they are/are not capable of doing.
    Cheers
    O
     
  6. Fujisawas Sake

    Fujisawas Sake Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter Registered

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    Hmm.. Capital idea.... I'll see what I can some up with. My father in law is an engineer, and I think he can give me some low-voltage ideas. I'll send you some info by private e -

    John
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Bernd Budelmann does a lot of work with octopus sensory systems etc and nuerosystems too. I haven't got my ref list with me but I'll try and remember to look out some refs.

    J
     
  8. Fujisawas Sake

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    Jean,

    Thankee! I'll have to look up his work. Much appreciated...

    John
     

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