Methods for the aquarium maintenance of the common octopus of British waters, Eledone cirrhosa.

@article{Boyle1981MethodsFT,
  title={Methods for the aquarium maintenance of the common octopus of British waters, Eledone cirrhosa.},
  author={Pat Boyle},
  journal={Laboratory animals},
  year={1981},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={327-31}
}
  • Pat Boyle
  • Published 1981 in Laboratory animals
Healthy, undamaged specimens survive well in recirculating aquarium seawater of about 36 parts per thousand salinity and PH 7.4, having 50 mg.1(-1) nitrogen as nitrate, less than 0.1 mg.1(-1) nitrogen as nitrite, nitrogen as nitrate, and less than 0.1 mg.1(-1) nitrogen as ammonia, and a m ean annual temperature of 14-15 degree C, about 5 degree C above ambient. For maximal growth rates, the gross wet weight of liver crabs required as food ranges up to 10% of the weight of the octopus. Weight… CONTINUE READING

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