Senescence - The Beginning of the End | The Octopus News Magazine Online
  • Thanks for visiting! TONMO is the world's greatest online cephalopod enthusiast community, with interactive content going back to May of 2000, and a biennial conference. If you'd like to join in on the fun, become a TONMO member -- it's easy and free. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more cephy goodness.

Senescence - The Beginning of the End

CaptFish

Colossal Squid
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Jul 9, 2009
Messages
2,833
Location
South Florida
#2
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?!
 

Members online

Monty Awards

TONMOCON IV: Terri
TONMOCON V: Jean
TONMOCON VI: Taollan
TONMOCON VII: ekocak

About the Monty Awards