Of cephalopods such as shrimp

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  1. Level_Head

    Level_Head Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    That line appears in a Google search -- but the paper may be interesting anyway.

    Here's the line snagged by Google:
    Well, a shrimp has ten legs -- that makes him a decapod, right? And decapods and octopods are cephalopods; it's obvious. ;)

    The species used was O. maya, and the paper is entitled
    The effects of fish hydrolysate (CPSP) level on Octopus maya (Voss and Solis) diet: Digestive enzyme activity, blood metabolites, and energy balance

    The link is here:
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/scienc...serid=10&md5=9e13d6aa115d68122d486de88eff3f6b

    The abstract is intriguing: It shows a four-to-one difference in octopus growth rates on fresh crab over a protein-enhanced "science diet", and may be worth reading for feeding considerations.
     
  2. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    I read an abstract on another study trying to find a cheap feed for octopuses looking for ways to grow them as food. They concluded a similar outcome.
     

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