As the semester comes to an end we want to thank everyone who helped us in this project by sharing resources and donating live food. This has been an amazing endeavor and we wish the Gillette Lab Summer maintenance crew the best of luck with keeping the octopuses over the next few months.
A few of the eggs kept in the cooler environment (15 degrees Celsius) hatched today. A single clutch of eggs with more than six hatchlings are headed to Stanford University for research purposes, making these octopuses the youngest Cephalopods to be accepted into Stanford. Good luck on your endeavors!
Yesterday we moved a small clutch of eggs - maybe two dozen that had been in a cooler aquarium at 15 degrees Celsius for several weeks - back into the main aquarium (18 degrees Celsius), and today we were greeted by six new faces.