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Originally posted by Amorymeltzer
Oh, and, octopi.
Originally posted by Ritual
Help us, our education has failed.
Originally posted by WyrdeOneCorrect me if I'm wrong, but the octopus is by far the most inteligent invertebrate right?
And they're long lived,
very strong, exceedingly well designed, and they have the potential to walk on land if they can straighten out that 'breathing air' thing...
Originally posted by WyrdeOne
Those lifespans are for captive or wild octopi? I was under the impression that they could live much, much longer, to the tune of 40-50 years.
Octopuses have a short lifespan. The giant Pacific octopus has a lifespan of five years or less.
In addition, reproduction is a fatal event. Females starve to death after laying 80 to 100,000 eggs and brooding them without eating for six months, while males simply waste away after copulation for reasons not yet understood.
After spawning, the animals die. Most spawning males and females appear to be three years old.