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Alright folks, one last Etsy update for the year and it’s happening Thursday Dec. 8th at 5pm ET. If these lil wip bat mugs above come out well we’ll have them and an odd assortment of critters, namely chickens, radish cows, one last round of year of the tiger figurines and maybe even some little animal dishes?! Thanks for the asks, the love for the bats and and the nautilus dishes and happy freaking holidays y’all.
Octopuses are usually solitary, but the gloomy octopus Octopus tetricus live in very high densities. Perhaps due to this living arrangement, scientists have captured footage of octopuses throwing stuff at each other, everything from silt to shells to algae. A few evidence to suggest this throwing is deliberate (not just octopus coincidentally flinging something in the direction of another octopus):
Throwing requires an unusual positioning of the siphon (think jet water propulsion device)
The things that get thrown make pretty strong contact with the receiving octopus
Throwers often exhibit uniform dark/medium colour, suggesting that these throws are linked in some way (not random throw events)
Octopus in the receiving end have been shown to try and dodge the missile
Choice of missile is often silt, and not random
Throwing is often done using a specific set of arms
Scientists think it might be some sort of communication. But it's not clear what sort, e.g. whether antagonistic or not, or is it play, enrichment etc.
Day 122. Poppy would like some of whatever you're snacking on.