Regnad Kcin: Just came in here to say that the octopus is the coolest animal.
robotdanceparty!: CeroX: Call me crazy but:Do the coral reefs in the ocean reside in some special area of the world that the sun never sets?Im still trying to find the logic that a reef or coral must have light 24 hours a day to survive...Also:Otto would be a DOUCHE for a neighbor... shooting the streetlights out... rearranging the neighbors lawn and landscaping because HE doesn't like the way it looks... Juggling hobos in front of people... That octopus is a real DOUCHENew keyboard, please.A few years back, I researched keeping octopi, but it would have been incredibly expensive (would have had to use a chiller most months out of the year to keep the water at temp). The more I looked into it, the more I didn't want to keep one of these guys locked up in an aquarium. They're incredibly smart and complex creatures. A friend of mine worked at the Marine Lab on Dauphin Island for a summer, and they had one octopus in a tank by himself that would escape at night and go over to the hermit crab tank to hang out, then go back to his tank in the morning before staff showed up. He never hurt the crab; he was just lonely.
Isildur: That said, octopi^Huses are indeed really freakin' cool, as are cuttlefish.
Isildur: Octopuses (or yeesh, if you absolutely must, octopodes), NOT octopi. For the love of sod*, please stop applying a Latin rule to a Greek-derived word.Sorry, I don't normally get stupidly irritated by trivial little stuff like that, but what particularly bothers me about "octopi" is the perversity of the fact that the usage was likely first started by ignorant people trying to put on intellectual airs.That said, octopi^Huses are indeed really freakin' cool, as are cuttlefish.And yeah, the aquarium people seem significantly dumber than Otto there if they can't take the hints that they should give him some farking shade if he wants it and give him some room to decorate as he pleases._________________*That's right, sod--and rich, loamy, verdant-topped sod at that.
brap: Otto the Octopissed.
burber: Octopus intelligence tests (new window)Co-starting a crab that looks very concerned
CasperImproved: You know what? There are a lot of people with an education that many would envy. Guess what? You are not one of them. You have obviously had a lot of education, but nothing takes the place of having common sense. No one appreciates stupid but educated people.
octopi: I am bad ass, I love the comments, keep them coming.IMHO
hamachan: Wrecks havoc?
Mugato: We've put the light a bit higher now so he shouldn't be able to reach it.Or you could farking let him go. He's obviously sick of your bullshiat.
JessicaRaven: I too want to see the video of the crab jugglingI can just imagine the "WTF IS GOING ON" that's going through the minds of the crabs
Procedural Texture: I'm another who won't eat octopus. Haven't made up my mind about squid, but I'm leaning toward not eating them either.The saddest thing about octopuses as a species is that they die after breeding. This means that there is little, if any, contact between generations. If this were not the case, and given the intelligence that they possess, they might be capable of developing a sophisticated language, culture and technology if they were a multigenerational society.On the other hand, they might become like humans, far too dangerous and successful for their own good. It's not implausible that long-lived octopuses may already have gone extinct in the distant past by decimating their own habitat.
maddogdelta: Pinko_Commie: Another aquarium was having problems with fish disappearing from a tank and they couldn't figure out what was happening, it turns out that during the night an octopus was pulling itself out of its own tank, dragging itself across to the other tank, stealing fish and eating them, then going back to their own tank.Baltimore aquarium.I was just there on a field trip, and the guy leading the tour told us what was happening, and how they figured it out (video camera. Initially they thought that some of the staff was stealing the crabs. So the camera was a big time secret project. They filmed the octopus climing out of his tank, opening the neighboring tank, eating the crabs, then going back to his own tank.
cynicalbastard: But calimari- i.e., squid, are still on the menu. Apparently their "brain", even in the largest species, is capable of figuring out three things- is that thing in front of you something to eat, run away from or fark?
octopi: Hey Isuldur.FARK YOU! with all my tentacles.
ptelg: JessicaRaven: I too want to see the video of the crab jugglingI can just imagine the "WTF IS GOING ON" that's going through the minds of the crabsI think what was going through the crabs minds was "00000!!!"
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