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Wow!
« on: February 16, 2017, 09:32:25 PM »
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Re: Wow!
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2017, 09:45:27 PM »
Yes, truly amazing creatures! A relatively large portion of their brain is devoted to visual processing compared to other mollusks, which could facilitate such an amazing ability to blend into their surroundings. 
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Re: Wow!
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2017, 09:51:56 PM »
Yes, truly amazing creatures! A relatively large portion of their brain is devoted to visual processing compared to other mollusks, which could facilitate such an amazing ability to blend into their surroundings.
Not so much that, or even the colour mimicking - it is the texture mimicking that got me!
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Re: Wow!
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2017, 10:39:29 PM »
Very cool indeed, it's like "WoW" backwards...and some thoughts on the octopus.

Then the creeping murderer, the octopus, steals out, slowly, softly, moving like a gray mist, pretending now to be a bit of weed, now a rock, now a lump of decaying meat while its evil goat eyes watch coldly. It oozes and flows toward a feeding crab, and as it comes close its yellow eyes burn and its body turns rosy with the pulsing color of anticipation and rage. Then suddenly it runs lightly on the tips of its arms, as ferociously as a charging cat. It leaps savagely on the crab, there is a puff of black fluid, and the struggling mass is obscured in the sepia cloud while the octopus murders the crab. On the exposed rocks out of water, the barnacles”
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Re: Wow!
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2017, 01:35:10 AM »
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Re: Wow!
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2017, 01:40:12 PM »
Good one Arturo, Wow...
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Re: Wow!
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2017, 06:02:15 PM »
If you notice at the end, there is another turtle.
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Re: Wow!
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2017, 09:05:33 PM »
The octopus is totally amazing....
That tortoise is hilarious. ;D
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