Monday, August 18, 2014

18/08/2014: Formulated semi-moist diets of common octopus

In the latest edition of Aquaculture Nutrition Early View (Online Version of Record published before inclusion in an issue) a research report on effective use of glucose rather than starch in formulated semi-moist diets of common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) is published.
Common octopus

One of the world’s most fascinating animals, the Octopus is a cephalopod mollusc of the order Octopoda. Octopuses have two eyes and four pairs of arms and, like other cephalopods, they are bilaterally symmetric.

The development of octopus aquaculture, the farming of octopus, is being driven by strong market demands in the Mediterranean and in South American and Asian countries. Octopus live short lives, growing rapidly and maturing early. They typically reach two or three kilograms (high weights for invertebrates).

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