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  1. Bigeye octopus eggs closeup.jpg

    Bigeye octopus eggs closeup.jpg

    Closeup of deep-sea bigeye octopus ("Octopus californicus") eggs and suckers
  2. (edited) Bigeye octopus suckers2.JPG

    (edited) Bigeye octopus suckers2.JPG

    Suckers of a deep-sea bigeye octopus, "Octopus californicus" (edited; black & white)
  3. (edited) Bigeye octopus suckers.JPG

    (edited) Bigeye octopus suckers.JPG

    Suckers of a deep-sea bigeye octopus, "Octopus californicus" (edited)
  4. Raised papillae in bigeye octopus.jpg

    Raised papillae in bigeye octopus.jpg

    Closeup of raised skin texture (papillae) in a deep-sea bigeye octopus, "Octopus californicus"
  5. Bigeye octopus tentacle spiral.jpg

    Bigeye octopus tentacle spiral.jpg

    Tentacle spiral from a deep-sea bigeye octopus, "Octopus californicus"
  6. Bigeye octopus suckers (showing chromatophores).jpg

    Bigeye octopus suckers (showing chromatophores).jpg

    Closeup of sucker (showing chromatophores) in the deep-sea bigeye octopus, "Octopus californicus"
  7. Bigeye octopus skin texture.jpg

    Bigeye octopus skin texture.jpg

    Typical skin texture/pigmentation in the deep-sea bigeye octopus, "Octopus californicus"
  8. Bigeye octopus eye and siphon.jpg

    Bigeye octopus eye and siphon.jpg

    Eye and siphon of the deep-sea bigeye octopus, "Octopus californicus"
  9. Bigeye octopus eggs closeup.jpg

    Bigeye octopus eggs closeup.jpg

    Closeups of newly laid eggs by the deep-sea bigeye octopus, "Octopus californicus"
  10. adlysia

    My octopus stories (raising the deep-sea "bigeye")

    Dear cephalopod community, This my first post but I've been lurking on this forum for awhile. My name is Adi Khen and I'm a PhD student at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD. I actually study coral reef ecology, but in my spare time I took up animal husbandry and have completely...
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    Seeking octopus

    Hey! Been researching and collecting supplies for awhile now and I believe I'm finally ready to start my cephalopod adventure. Only problem is I cant find a bimac for sale! Everyone is sold out and links from a decade ago are no good. Anyone know where I could get one?
  12. Octopus Las Perlas 1 RLC.jpg

    Octopus Las Perlas 1 RLC.jpg

    Dwarf male octopus from Las Perlas Panama
  13. Panama Species B.jpg

    Panama Species B.jpg

    A second unidentified octopus from the Pacific coast of Panama
  14. Panama Species A male 2.jpg

    Panama Species A male 2.jpg

    Another view of a small male octopus from the Pacific coast of Panama.
  15. Panama Species A male..jpg

    Panama Species A male..jpg

    Unidentified male octopus from the Pacific coast of Panama
  16. N

    [Octopus]: Abdopus aculeatus journal

    Hello, I’ve recently posted a thread about my octopus breathing abnormally, but now that’s cleared(taps on wood) I think I will start a journal about my tiny Friend, today I have given her/him their first enrichment activity. I use a one use syringe and put some frozen shrimp in it and put it...
  17. Tui Allen

    My first Octopus Fiction

    I write fiction about marine creatures and publish it to help improve human understanding and respect for marine life, while also entertaining the reader. My dolphin novel was very successful worldwide (and had some octopuses in it), but it's success was partly because I asked a dolphin...
  18. Octopus Definition

    Octopus Definition

    oc·to·pus Pronunciation: 'äk-t&-p&s, -"pus Function: noun Inflected Form(s): plural -pus·es or oc·to·pi /-"pI/ Etymology: New Latin Octopod-, Octopus, from Greek oktOpous Date: 1758 1 : any of a genus (Octopus) of cephalopod mollusks that have eight muscular arms equipped with...
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    New Aquarium Build

    Hey everyone so I'm definitely not new to theaquarium hobbby but I have never owned a octopus before and I want to start off with a bimac. I managed to get a 75 gallon tank, with a stand online for 100$ (massive steal) but I have a few questions. It's hard to find any information if at all...
  20. TheSquidLord56

    Land-Walking Cephalopods

    So I'm guessing most of us know octopuses can crawl out of water and crawl from time to time. I just found an awesome video demonstrating this behavior from Australia: My question/thought experiment is this: Could this evolve into an amphibious cephalopod? I'm sure you guys have heard the...
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