Shaquilla Hamlett

Shaquilla Hamlett


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Published on May 10, 2022

Research Updates

It's been a while since an update. It's been a busy few months, but after some setbacks, in January, the spatial learning training began. Six of the twelve were assumed to be alive. About three oct...

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Published on Dec 27, 2021

Experiments To Start Next Week!

Hi Everyone! It is finally time to start the experiments with the little octo juveniles!Raising hatchlings is a challenging endeavor and unfortunately we've lost 6 of the 12 octopus. We should stil...

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Published on Nov 11, 2021

Octopus Update

Hi Everyone! It has been a busy time in the octopus lab as we work to raise these amazing creatures. A few have unfortunately passed away from unknown causes during the process, but the remaining o...

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Published on Sep 28, 2021

The Octopus Are Here!

Hi Everyone! The octopus hatchlings arrived last Thursday! They are tiny (about the size of a pencil eraser) and only about a week and a half old, but are already full of personality. Currently the...

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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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Reply to:ivaharvieivaharvie
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.