Shaquilla Hamlett

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Published on Sep 19, 2021

Lab Update

There were some minor setbacks with setting up the aquaria and so our timeline was pushed back some. But the aquariums are up and running and the octopus hatchlings have hatched! The hatchlings wil...

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Published on Aug 09, 2021

Fully Funded!!

We did it! Thank you so much to everyone who donated and made this project possible! Between this week and next week I am working on getting the aquaria fully up and running. I will continue to up...

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Published on Jul 26, 2021

Can Octopus Learn and Remember What They've Learned?

Octopus have been introduced to various studies to determine if they possessed long-term vs short-term memory. One well known study looked at an octopus’s ability to open a jar; the time it took fo...

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Published on Jul 18, 2021

The Bimac Octopus!

The cephalopod being used for this study is the California two-spotted octopus or Bimac Octopus (Octopus bimaculoides). It is one of two octopuses commonly used in research due to their successful ...

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Published on Jul 12, 2021

Rock Scans for Experimental Aquaria

Here is the two different 3-D scans of rocks being used to create the complex environments in the experimental aquaria. They are identical prints of Texas Holey Rocks printed with white PLA (polyla...

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Published on Jul 06, 2021

IACUC Permit Approval

Officially approved to bring twelve charismatic octopus hatchlings to the lab! Octopus have recently been added to the IACUC protocol for care of laboratory animals, which previously only included...

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Published on Jun 30, 2021

Aquaria!

The aquaria have been placed in the lab! Now just need to clean everything up, assemble the new shelf, and set up the tanks completely.

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Other octopus species such as the common octopus have been researched extensively, so there are several studies that can be compared to the octopus studied here. Also in order to study more than one species at once would be very difficult in terms of care and funding wise.
Jul 28, 2021
What can cephalopods teach us about spatial memory and learning?
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Great! Let me know if you have any questions!
Jul 15, 2021
What can cephalopods teach us about spatial memory and learning?
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Thank you!
Jul 15, 2021
What can cephalopods teach us about spatial memory and learning?
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