Vampyroteuthis

DWhatley

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'twas Octobot but I try to remember to keep bio articles here when they show up about a specific species. This subforum has a goodly number but FINDING it is difficult.

I would really like the opportunity to see one of these. I was delighted to find that they have been able to keep them alive in a tank for several months as the last I read it was only hours.
 

GPO87

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While I really can't dispute the points made in the article, I kinda feel bad for ol' Vampy... Who wants to be known as a "garbage eater" anyways? But a very interesting blog entry none the less.
 
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Thank you for this thread and the articles! I am currently doing my research on vampire squids and examining their radula under the SEM. I definitely agree that vampire squid have a soft-bodied diet.
Below is a photo I took on the SEM of the vampire squid radula I prepped, along with other species and more photos: blogs.evergreen.edu/cephalopodresearch/
 

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