da na na na na na na na na na na na na na na bat-pus!
The blanket octopus does not mess around. If attacked by a Portuguese Man o’ War, the octopus is not only immune to any stings, but will actually rip off the Man o’ War’s tentacles and fling them around like whips to defend itself against the predator.
There is a huge amount of sexual dimorphism. The females grow up to 2 meters long, while the males typically are smaller than a walnut shell. For reproduction, the male fills a special tentacle with sperm and deposits it into the female. It breaks off after completion, and he dies.
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everyone’s tuesday just got better.
not a huge EDM fan but sometimes…
They’re out of the lab now, flying through the air, crawling in the grass, buzzing near you, swimming in the ocean. They’re robots. They’re among us. We don’t notice yet. But we will.