"Kick it like an octopus" - project
Robert Kotal, diving instructor from Raiffeisen Vienna and DC Pongo join together to start a field case study about behaviour, creativity and feeding patterns of domestic octopus. As a first approach we would want to find out more about octopus learning curve, their feeling about time and light signalling.
Is there a way an octopus can measure time or has an internal schedule on its mind?
By changing food release timings, we try to see if they would gather at specific day- and night times for having lunch or dinner or would they soon lose track of their internal clock.
Is there may be a growing number of octopus learning to come together only when food will be released or would they simply wait and guard the area at all times.
Standalone Raspberry Pi ZERO based NOIR CAM 5Mio Pixels cased in anan wide angle plexi dome with feeder arena (feeder releases food in exact intervals) in octopus-rich environment.