Arms of the Octopus Part II: I (hate) Robots

Even Severed Octopus Arms Have Smart Moves. The eight wily arms of an octopus can help the animal catch dinner, open a jar and even complete a convincing disguise.

One Arm of the Octopus

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  • And so began the trials. On more than 30 occasions, Hochner noticed that amputated octopus arms never latched on to themselves or the arms of other octopuses. They would attach to petri dishes, but if half the petri dish was covered in gel soaked in octopus skin extract, the suckers avoided that half. The only time one amputated arm grabbed hold of another was when the latter had been peeled.

    And so began the trials. On more than 30 occasions, Hochner noticed that amputated octopus arms never latched on to themselves or the arms of other octopuses. They would attach to petri dishes, but if half the petri dish was covered in gel soaked in octopus skin extract, the suckers avoided that half. The only time one amputated arm grabbed hold of another was when the latter had been peeled.

  • One recent experiment (and here comes the unspeakably violent bit) involved cutting off one of the eight arms of an octopus and leaving the severed arm in the water.

    According to 3,500 respondents to a poll by LOVEFiLM the ultimate villain would have the face of the Joker, the mechanical arms of Dr Octopus and the cape of Dr Doom

  • In the Indestructible Hulk Special #1, the second part of the Superior Spider-Man-centric “Arms of the Octopus” arc, agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. use puppies as a means to calm the Hulk’s rage so he can change back into mild-mannered Dr. Bruce Banner. Sadly, the use of cute, adorable little puppies didn’t distract me enough to make me realize that my worst fears about this series are coming to fruition.

But scientists now insist these nautical animals only have six

But the guide has his work to do. Every now and then he bends down to scoop wonders on his palms. There is a furry crab called Wolf Crab; there are the almost stone like unmoving Sea Cucumbers. There are Starfishes and their relatives, the jewellery like Brittle Stars with their beady arms. After some unsuccessful poking around the rocks, the guide comes up victorious again – this time he is tangling with the slimy arms of an octopus. The surprises in Narara keep coming. You are experiencing moments and sights that to you were only possible by watching Natgeo. Few photos later the cute mollusc with its two peering eyes is released into the water. The supposedly intelligent creature whooshes away in the water in seconds.