D'AWWWWCTOPUS: post yr images of adorable octopuses here (no squid allowed)

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call all destroyer, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:07 (four weeks ago) Permalink

they truly are superior beings aren't they

marcos, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:15 (four weeks ago) Permalink

love 'em

your skeleton is ready to hatch (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:16 (four weeks ago) Permalink

it's kind of a bummer that they are delicious

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:19 (four weeks ago) Permalink

i can't bring myself to eat octopus anymore tbh

your skeleton is ready to hatch (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:20 (four weeks ago) Permalink

https://media.giphy.com/media/138LgCYr5DVAUo/giphy.gif

mark s, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:34 (four weeks ago) Permalink

facehugger.gif

your skeleton is ready to hatch (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:35 (four weeks ago) Permalink

lol yes i can't get it to post

mark s, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:36 (four weeks ago) Permalink

haha. lovely thraed

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:36 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I think I'm starting to warm to octopuses now.

calzino, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:37 (four weeks ago) Permalink

come on in, the water's lovely

(and filled with octopuses)

your skeleton is ready to hatch (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:37 (four weeks ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/h0wilCq.gif

mark s, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:42 (four weeks ago) Permalink

protection wheeeeee!

mark s, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:43 (four weeks ago) Permalink

you, a wise evolutionary scientist: "octopuses have learnt to armour themselves with coconut shells"
me, an internet clown: THEY FUCKING LOVE IT

mark s, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:45 (four weeks ago) Permalink

PLUR.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:47 (four weeks ago) Permalink

pixar couldn't make the lil' un much cueter than that.

calzino, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:56 (four weeks ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/MpzuCeq.gifzq

mark s, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:57 (four weeks ago) Permalink

lord almighty look at that li'l guy

your skeleton is ready to hatch (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:59 (four weeks ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/RYPkDA3.gif

mark s, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 17:00 (four weeks ago) Permalink

lol i had one of those

mark s, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 17:04 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Genuinely shocked I never thought to start a cute octopus thread.

https://media3.rbl.ms/i/?u=%2f8xD4p8L37yWuk.gif&h=https%3a%2f%2fi.giphy.com&c=4121437786

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 17:20 (four weeks ago) Permalink

SQUID ALERT

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 17:28 (four weeks ago) Permalink

This is excellent background:

https://www.lrb.co.uk/v39/n17/amia-srinivasan/the-sucker-the-sucker

Captive octopuses appear to be aware of their captivity; they adapt to it but also resist it. When they try to escape, which is often, they tend to wait for a moment they aren’t being watched. Octopuses have flooded laboratories by deliberately plugging valves in their tanks with their arms. At the University of Otago, an octopus short-circuited the electricity supply – by shooting jets of water at the aquarium lightbulbs – so often that it had to be released back into the wild. Jean Boal, a cephalopod researcher at Millersville University in Pennsylvania, reported feeding octopuses in a row of tanks with thawed squid, not an octopus’s favourite food. Returning to the first tank, Boal found that the octopus in it hadn’t eaten the squid, but was instead holding it out in its arm; watching Boal, it slowly made its way across the tank and shoved the squid down the drain.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 17:38 (four weeks ago) Permalink

xp Think you linked to that before on some animal thread. One of my fave things I read last year.

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 17:40 (four weeks ago) Permalink

good to see octopuses share my ‘fuck squid, they are garbage’ outlook

your skeleton is ready to hatch (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 17:55 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I strongly condemn these vile displays of cephalopod racism

you can make fun of birthday parties all you want (ultros ultros-ghali), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 18:02 (four weeks ago) Permalink

i can't bring myself to eat octopus anymore tbh

― your skeleton is ready to hatch (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, January 24, 2018 11:20 AM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

same, i phased it out in the last year or so.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 18:20 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Giant Pacific Octopuses aren't so much cute as beautiful.

https://78.media.tumblr.com/b71bc8cbfdf2395b4df549cadfeba57f/tumblr_o4ys49vfDl1uap0hno1_1280.jpg

Also they are very DNFW:

https://youtu.be/_HNZePQosxU

Joanna NEU!some (Leee), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 18:50 (four weeks ago) Permalink

i can't bring myself to eat octopus anymore tbh

― your skeleton is ready to hatch (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, January 24, 2018 11:20 AM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

same, i phased it out in the last year or so.

― call all destroyer, Wednesday, January 24, 2018 1:20 PM (thirty-four minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

just curious, why?

marcos, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 18:55 (four weeks ago) Permalink

feels wrong to eat something so patently intelligent, mainly

hypocritical and/or logically inconsistent, i know, since i do still eat other animals, but there’s just something about octopuses 🤷‍♂️

your skeleton is ready to hatch (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 19:37 (four weeks ago) Permalink

xp yeah that's basically my take

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 20:24 (four weeks ago) Permalink

https://www.instagram.com/p/BeZAhwVlsRl/

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Friday, 26 January 2018 02:28 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I highly recommend the recent book "The Soul of an Octopus" by Sy Montgomery. Some amazing stories of her getting to know them as individuals.

mick signals, Friday, 26 January 2018 17:04 (three weeks ago) Permalink

https://78.media.tumblr.com/1eed17006c93432d6a78b66c04a27660/tumblr_on4y8t4g5o1w5v92so6_500.gif

(film serial The Trail of the Octopus, dir. Duke Worne, 1919)

mark s, Friday, 2 February 2018 22:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

hawt

i gotta be a gazpacho man (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 2 February 2018 22:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

octinderpus

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, 2 February 2018 22:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

just finished reading sy montgomery’s soul of an octopus, it is fkn rad and made me cry a couple of times

how do i shot octopus friendship

i gotta be a gazpacho man (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 14:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/FlEbQx8.gifv

mark s, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 15:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

d'awww indeed

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 15:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

octocuddles

i gotta be a gazpacho man (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 15:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

fyi In Our Time had an episode on cephalopods recently

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 13:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I was amazed to learn that octopus are so short-lived. It takes smart mammals ages to mature, but these lil guys just come out of the gate like “good morning, I’m a scientist.”

bumbling my way toward the light or wahtever (hardcore dilettante), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 14:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Yes squid but if you complain you are heartless.

https://youtu.be/3ivMSCi-Y2Q

Joanna NEU!some (Leee), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 16:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Fantastic.

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 17:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Ed Yong! He's grand.

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Thursday, 8 February 2018 01:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

look at those tiny li’l suckers

what a cutie

he facked his death (bizarro gazzara), Saturday, 10 February 2018 23:39 (one week ago) Permalink

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DVnJ9nhV4AMN_lz.jpg

mark s, Sunday, 11 February 2018 14:57 (one week ago) Permalink

https://youtu.be/wv7DfebpL7E

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Thursday, 15 February 2018 07:12 (one week ago) Permalink

whoops...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wv7DfebpL7E

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Thursday, 15 February 2018 07:14 (one week ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qw8bAdIS_E

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Thursday, 15 February 2018 07:19 (one week ago) Permalink

<3 baby cthulhu

albondigas con gas (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 15 February 2018 11:14 (one week ago) Permalink

Oh, I hope octopuses replace us after the nuclear conflagration...

Leaghaidh am brón an t-anam bochd (dowd), Thursday, 15 February 2018 18:07 (one week ago) Permalink


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