MadLab Inside the Octopus at DIYBIO

Inside the Octopus at DIYBIO

Posted by Tamarisk Kay, over 6 years ago

Last September, Dr. Brian Degger lead an octopus dissection workshop fro DIYBIO. Participants got into the incredibly flexible cephalopods and found out some amazing things. Check out the video, curtesy of Maria Ruban to see what we did.

The first time dissectors found out about basic anatomy (did you know octopi have 3 hearts?), identifies gender (most were female), looked out how tenticles regenerate, tested out the power of the sucker and made some drawings from the inksack.

We plan to run this event again in the new year (2012) so watch this space for more info. You can follow what’s going on through the google group, or @diybiomcr on twitter.