Welcome to TONMO, the premier cephalopod interest community. Founded in 2000, we have built a large community of experts, hobbyists and enthusiasts, some of whom come together when we host our biennial conference. To join in on the fun, sign up - it's free! You can also become a Supporter for just $50/year to remove all ads and gain access to our Supporters forum. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more cephy goodness.
By Colin Dunlop
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Available 24 hours every day
There are some references to octopuses and other animals "committing suicide." This is a subjective way of looking at certain types of animal death, such as saying that whales found beached on...
This is my first post, but I've been keeping juvenile Sepia bandensis (dwarf cuttlefish) for nearly 6 months now. I've finally found time to post about what I've learned in keeping them, and hopefully it will help others who are looking at cuttlefish care!
I'm working on research...
Hi Guys! So I'm doing research for a video I'm making, and I need to know the fastest a squid could swim/the fastest squid. I have no idea if this info has actually been tested and recorded, but if it has, I could use some help finding it please. :)
I was filming the Giant Australian Cuttlefish in South Australia yesterday and came across this interesting animal behaviour. It seems as through the squid is trying to mate with the cuttlefish!? I am very interested in hearing anyones interpretations of this behaviour and help explain what's...
I'm making this thread for two reasons:
1) I don't think there are any TONMO threads dedicated to social behavior in octopuses besides the posts for specific articles
2) My non-scientist friend is in a class which is more or less on non-human sapience/culture (the class has a lot of Jane...
Do Octopuses have Personality?
From time to time we see news stories highlighting humorous, destructive or unusual (to humans) behavior. For future reference, collect them here and be sure to reference the original link.
To start here is a research paper discussing the likelihood of an...