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(Softpedia)   Female octopii found to sit on their eggs for more than four years before they hatch   (news.softpedia.com) divider line 24
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2014-07-31 08:27:03 AM  
The Japanese have a word for both the octopus and her eggs.

寿司
 
2014-07-31 10:10:22 AM  
Meanwhile the human female only sits on my face until she cums. That selfish biatch.
 
2014-07-31 10:24:14 AM  
Maybe subby is not a native English speaker? How else can you screw up making a noun plural that badly.
 
2014-07-31 10:28:16 AM  
Octopodes.

/it's all Greek to subby?
 
2014-07-31 10:32:38 AM  
 
2014-07-31 11:11:57 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: More than one octopus.


You mean it's not octopusen?
 
2014-07-31 11:22:30 AM  
First of all, it's Greek, not Latin, second of all, your second declension plural would make the singular "octopius", which is wrong, and third of all, since it's they're female, it should probably be "octopae", if we're going to take the Latin crap all the way.
 
2014-07-31 11:25:17 AM  

nytmare: Maybe subby is not a native English speaker? How else can you screw up making a noun plural that badly.


No kidding! Everyone knows that plurals have an apostrophe before the last letter. The correct plural is octopi'i.
 
2014-07-31 11:41:43 AM  
Jeeze. Why don't news stories about a PLOS article link to it or even name the authors?

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0 10 3437
Graneledone boreopacifica) Conducts the Longest-Known Egg-Brooding Period of Any Animal
Bruce Robisonl, Brad Seibel, Jeffrey Drazen

Abstract
Octopuses typically have a single reproductive period and then they die (semelparity). Once a clutch of fertilized eggs has been produced, the female protects and tends them until they hatch. In most shallow-water species this period of parental care can last from 1 to 3 months, but very little is known about the brooding of deep-living species. In the cold, dark waters of the deep ocean, metabolic processes are often slower than their counterparts at shallower depths. Extrapolations from data on shallow-water octopus species suggest that lower temperatures would prolong embryonic development periods. Likewise, laboratory studies have linked lower temperatures to longer brooding periods in cephalopods, but direct evidence has not been available. We found an opportunity to directly measure the brooding period of the deep-sea octopus Graneledone boreopacifica, in its natural habitat. At 53 months, it is by far the longest egg-brooding period ever reported for any animal species. These surprising results emphasize the selective value of prolonged embryonic development in order to produce competitive hatchlings. They also extend the known boundaries of physiological adaptations for life in the deep sea.

Introduction
In April of 2007 we used a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to inspect an isolated rocky outcrop, 1397 m deep, at the sediment-covered base of a sloping wall in the Monterey Submarine Canyon, off central California. ...


I wonder how long this currently deepest known octopus, Dumbo Octopus at a Depth of 5728 feet (1746 m), takes to brood.
http://www.interactiveoceans.washington.edu/file/Dumbo_Octopus_at_a_ De pth_of_5728_feet
www.interactiveoceans.washington.edu
Of course you would need a ROV down there to watch her, and if (as claimed in the PLOS article) that many deep sea octopuses and squids carry their eggs in their arms, it would be very hard to tell without constant monitoring.
 
2014-07-31 11:47:13 AM  
And buoy, are their 8 arms numb
 
2014-07-31 12:07:17 PM  

Cymbal: Meanwhile the human female only sits on my face until she cums. That selfish biatch.


Good to know!
 
2014-07-31 12:23:07 PM  

Cymbal: Meanwhile the human female only sits on my face until she cums. That selfish biatch.


Wait.... only the one orgasm?
 
2014-07-31 12:24:41 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: The Japanese have a word for both the octopus and her eggs.

寿司


Is it "Dinner?"
 
2014-07-31 12:44:47 PM  

SundaesChild: Is it "Dinner?"


Only if I'm willing to spend 60-80 bucks.
 
2014-07-31 02:05:04 PM  

kolpanic: Octopodes.

/it's all Greek to subby?


"Octopuses" is also acceptable English, since the word is thoroughly integrated into the language. (Compare bus/buses; and yes, I know that one is from a latin root, not greek.)

/But never "octopi"
//and what the hell is "octopii"?
 
2014-07-31 03:04:36 PM  
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Deep under California, dread Mommy'thulhu lies dreaming.
 
2014-07-31 04:25:23 PM  
What about their preference for handjobs?
 
2014-07-31 04:59:11 PM  
[ONE] Female octopii  octopus found believed to sit have sat on their some eggs for more than four years before they hatch hatched

Subby: FTFY
 
2014-07-31 05:14:00 PM  

ThatGuyOverThere: [ONE] Female octopii  octopus found believed to sit have sat on their some eggs for more than four years before they hatch hatched

Subby: FTFY


You always want to be so perfect.   Tense, maybe?
 
2014-07-31 05:27:57 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: ThatGuyOverThere: [ONE] Female octopii  octopus found believed to sit have sat on their some eggs for more than four years before they hatch hatched

Subby: FTFY

You always want to be so perfect.   Tense, maybe?


lulz, nice.
I can forgive the errors in grammer, but I can't forgive the article's author expanding the paper's n=1 anecdote to be more than it is, and I can't forgive subby for not even reading past the wrong headline to see that it doesn't match the rest of the story.
Call me picky, but SCIENCE.
 
2014-07-31 05:34:15 PM  

ThatGuyOverThere: [ONE] Female octopus believed to have sat on some eggs for more than four years before they hatched


if you read the paper, http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.01 0 3437, they make a very convincing case that the same octopus was tending the same eggs for more than 4 years, using identifying marks and egg growth. So you really don't need to hedge with "believed". This should generalize to all females in this species (modulo depth and temperature)

www.plosone.orgwww.plosone.org

I'm surprised someone as picky as you doesn't know that octopuses don't "sit on their eggs" - they "brood" or tend them - protecting them, wafting them with water, and cleaning them.
 
2014-07-31 07:00:21 PM  

HairBolus: This should generalize to all females in this species (modulo depth and temperature)


When they show me a few more of them doing something similar for a similar length of time, I'll be okay with generalizing. Until then, this could just as easily represent an anomaly as the norm. Any other 4-yr links you can provide that would back up the generalization?
 
2014-07-31 07:40:20 PM  
theorellior
First of all, it's Greek, not Latin, second of all, your second declension plural would make the singular "octopius", which is wrong, and third of all, since it's they're female, it should probably be "octopae", if we're going to take the Latin crap all the way.


Female plural could also just be octopus with a long 'u' (like domus or manus).
 
2014-07-31 09:09:03 PM  

The Voice of Doom: theorellior
First of all, it's Greek, not Latin, second of all, your second declension plural would make the singular "octopius", which is wrong, and third of all, since it's they're female, it should probably be "octopae", if we're going to take the Latin crap all the way.

Female plural could also just be octopus with a long 'u' (like domus or manus).


Romanes eunt domus?
 
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