ID for Octopus from eBay. Feb 1, Ebay listings. Sources for Cephalopods and Food. Aug 8, Although it is possible that the within-trial declines we observed might be due to fatigue or some other non-mnemonic factor, such effects cannot account for the across-trial effect of reduced responses on the first presentation on subsequent days.
Both within- and across-trial habitation have been demonstrated in other cephalopods Angermeier and Dassler, ; Kuba et al. We have recently demonstrated stable long-term associative memory in the species Zepeda et al. While adult squid also showed some inconsistent signs of short-term habituation to the predator model, they never exhibited long-term retention. We propose several explanations for why adults failed to commit the predator mimic to long-term memory. First, it is possible that E. Studies of cuttlefish S. This suggests that older or senescent cephalopods may have a failure to react to stimuli, even though they register it.
Second, it is possible that the predator mimic we used mimicked a predator specifically of juvenile squid. It is likely that wild E. Other studies on cephalopods have shown that familiarization with specific prey throughout early time periods leads to specific prey preferences Darmaillacq et al. It is possible that adult squid are not predated by benthic predators in the wild, and thus our mimic was less ecologically relevant to adults than to juveniles. Predation risk is generally related to body size, and as individuals grow they face different predators Werner and Gilliam, Additionally, the adult E.
Third, it is possible that our study was unable to clearly identify adult defensive behaviors. For example, adults may engage in burying as a defensive behavior more often than highly escalated and highly visible behavior such as inking; since our experimental set-up did not include substrate, we may have been unable to clearly distinguish burying behavior in adults from avoidant swimming or jetting. Captive bred Euprymna express ecologically relevant, easily quantifiable defensive behaviors in controlled experimental settings.
Here, we demonstrate the feasibility of using first and second generation captive bred specimens of E. Further, we show that squid, which are rarely used in behavioral experiments, express robust non-associative learning and memory, a finding that broadens knowledge of the diversity of behaviors in cephalopods.
Finally, we suggest that studies such as those described here have the possibility of enlightening broad debates about origins of intelligence, the neuroanatomical and physiological underpinnings of neural plasticity, and the evolution of complex behaviors. The authors declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest.
We thank members of the Crook Laboratory at SF State for assistance with animal husbandry and for additional data analysis. Bret Grasse from the Monterrey Bay Aquarium provided invaluable advice on Euprymna husbandry and breeding. Alupay, J.
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