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By Nancy King, 2003
What Is Octopus Ink?
Inking Octopus by Steve O'Shea
The ink of the octopus, or any cephalopod, is composed of highly concentrated melanin. This is the same dark pigment that we humans have, and which is responsible for skin color and the color of dark hair. It is a natural...
Hello fellow ceph enthusiasts!
I recently (Friday) acquired 2 baby dwarf cuttlefish, and at first was worried that they weren't eating, but then today I was able to watch the larger one (that I call Varamyr) attack and eat a few small amphipods.
The other one, however (that I call Chromia) is...