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Senescence - The Beginning of the End


Colossal Squid
Staff member
Jul 9, 2009
South Florida
Very interesting, Thanks for posting that!

Wodinsky (1977) found that removal of optic glands in female Octopus filosus made them cease brooding, start feeding again, and live longer than normal. This experiment has not yet been performed on male octopuses. If it were, it might be possible to grow a “supermale” who lives longer and grows larger than normal. Such features would be valued by public aquariums where octopuses are popular display animals(Carlson & Delbeek, 1999).
:bugout: SUPERMALE :sink:

Anyone have a diagram of where the octopuses optic gland is and a scalpel I can borrow?!

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