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Thu Feb 8, 2018, 10:32 PM

Sqeeee alert: baby octopus hatching


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Reply Sqeeee alert: baby octopus hatching (Original post)
FSogol Feb 2018 OP
Ferrets are Cool Feb 2018 #1
Maraya1969 Feb 2018 #7
Ferrets are Cool Feb 2018 #11
Callmecrazy Feb 2018 #17
Ferrets are Cool Feb 2018 #20
CatMor Feb 2018 #2
dhol82 Feb 2018 #3
FSogol Feb 2018 #4
blaze Feb 2018 #13
democratisphere Feb 2018 #5
Collimator Feb 2018 #12
FSogol Feb 2018 #14
Aristus Feb 2018 #15
fleabiscuit Feb 2018 #6
FSogol Feb 2018 #8
The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2018 #9
FSogol Feb 2018 #10
The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2018 #16
FSogol Feb 2018 #18
The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2018 #19
packman Feb 2018 #23
BigmanPigman Feb 2018 #21
FSogol Feb 2018 #22
MFM008 Feb 2018 #24

Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 10:36 PM

1. I love octopi...

they are very intelligent creatures and are fascinating.
I would rather have an octopus as POTUS than the PGIC sitting there now. I guess we could rename the position OCTOPOTUS, right?

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 10:56 PM

7. Someone posted in a thread in video on Youtube about Octopi and said

he was convinced that they are really aliens from somewhere else and have just found a home here.

I love them too.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 11:53 PM

11. +1

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 09:09 PM

17. Actually, the plural for octopus is ...

octopus. When referring to two octopus of different species, then the term is octopuses.

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Response to Callmecrazy (Reply #17)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 10:24 PM

20. Thank you for the correction.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 10:41 PM

2. First time for me too....

It looks like there are five more to be born. It is very fascinating.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 10:41 PM

3. Is that an egg pod?

Not really sure how they get to the hatching stage.

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 10:45 PM

4. From the Verge:

The video, posted by the Virginia Aquarium, shows a baby Caribbean reef octopus (Octopus briareus) no bigger than a pinky nail hatching from a bundle of eggs. As for the color change, these octopuses are known to be masters of disguise. “It was going into an instant camouflage as soon as it came out of the egg,” says Julie Levans, senior curator at the aquarium. These octopuses use specialized muscles to open and close little sacs of pigment in their skin called chromatophores — and this little guy was probably responding to the black tabletop beneath its tank.

The baby octopus’s mom arrived at the aquarium about six months ago, and four months later, she laid between 100 and 200 eggs. Since this softball-sized species is solitary and also sometimes cannibalistic, this octopus lives alone at the aquarium. The eggs themselves weren’t surprising — female octopuses typically lay eggs. “What did catch us by surprise was the fact that they were fertilized,” Levans says.


https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/8/16992372/octopus-baby-eggs-hatching-video-color-change

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Response to FSogol (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 07:19 PM

13. "instant camouflage" Pretty cool stuff! nt

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 10:45 PM

5. Now I won't be able to eat calimari or sushi anymore.

Cute little critter. Looks like the siblings won't be far behind. Thanks FSogol for this!

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Response to democratisphere (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 03:24 PM

12. Calimari is squid.

Thus a different species, though both belong to the mollusk family. (Forgive me if I am being pedantic; I am a frustrated reference librarian at heart.)

I am in total agreement with you on discluding both species from the "food" category.

I ate octopus once, and it was okay. Then, I saw a PBS program about their remarkable capabilities. After that, I decided that I couldn't eat them. The same choice extended to squid and cuttlefish. They are just too clever and good at problem solving.

Frankly, I've dealt with many people who weren't that proactive in meeting the challenges of their environments.

BTW, my username has a round about connection to squid. I won't bother explaining, but I have several shopping bags with squid designs on them because of my affinity to the species.

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Response to Collimator (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 08:26 PM

14. Very cool. Welcome to DU. n/t

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Response to Collimator (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 08:35 PM

15. Welcome to DU.



Anyone who is, or has wished to be, a librarian, has my respect.

A library is my idea of Heaven...

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 10:48 PM

6. Wow, that's awesome. Thanks for posting it.

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Response to fleabiscuit (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 10:57 PM

8. Anytime. n/t

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 11:01 PM

9. I'm reading a book, "The Soul of an Octopus."

They are fascinating creatures. We don't think of invertebrates as being intelligent, but they are surprisingly smart.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 11:51 PM

10. Yeah, if humans hadn't become the dominate species, octopi, crows, or

Dolphins would have.

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Response to FSogol (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 08:43 PM

16. Except for thumbs.

And octopuses live for only a few years (octopi really should be octopodes because octopus is a Greek word and not a Latin one, but in English it's octopuses, and this is me being pedantic). Dolphins live longer but they're in the water and don't have thumbs. Crows are better able to manipulate tools so they might be more likely to be able to build things.

I'm still convinced cats would take over the world if they had thumbs - not because they're smarter than these other creatures but because they are probably more motivated.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #16)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 09:24 PM

18. Motivated? The cats around here seems to nap 75% of the time, day or night.

Cats would more likely be the pampered pets of the crows.

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Response to FSogol (Reply #18)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 09:34 PM

19. They would be more motivated if they had no people to wait on them

but did have thumbs.

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Response to FSogol (Reply #18)

Sat Feb 10, 2018, 04:04 PM

23. They're not napping - they are passively thinking

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Sat Feb 10, 2018, 12:04 AM

21. It is like a blooming flower (with eyes that is).

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #21)

Sat Feb 10, 2018, 12:05 AM

22. Yeah, looks like he's #4 of 9. Of course there's 150 more of them. n/t

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 12:49 AM

24. I didn't know

That!
Thanks.

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