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7 Interesting Facts About Octopus You Must Know

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    1. Octopuses are amphibians which possess eight sucker-covered arms, and they have venom.
    1. Many of us think so little about these creatures but seriously speaking they are quite amazing creatures. Here are some interesting things about them

1. They eat their arms when bored:

Octopuses who live in shabby tanks unlike the ones living in beautiful decor(shells, pearls, and flower pots) tanks become so bored, some of them take to the habit of eating their own appendages due to the fact of the poor environment they live in.

2. They pack poison:

The mindset of all humans is that all octopus possesses some venom as a result of bacteria living in them. The fact is that not all of them have enough poison to harm people nevertheless a small blue-ringed octopus bite can make an adult human paralyzed in the span of a few minutes.

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3. They use tools:

octopuses are a special set of intellectual animals that uses tools. In the year,2019, some scientists reported that they watched some octopus with veins(Amphioctopus  marginatus)selecting abandoned coconut shells and using them for mobile homes

“While I have observed and videoed octopuses hiding in shells many times, I never expected to find an octopus that stacks multiple coconut shells and jogs across the seafloor carrying them,” said researcher Julian Finn, a marine biologist at the Museum Victoria in Australia, at the time. [Read full story on the mobile home-building octopus]

4.They can open childproof pill bottles:one giant female octopus of the pacifics named Billye can do this. At the seattle Aquarium, some biologists tested billye smartness and strength with a bottle opening challenge. It was not a suprise when she unlocked the lid and took possession of her snack immediately, as she was known to open stubborn shelled mollusks without the help of a knife.. [The 5 Smartest Non-Primates on the Planet]

5. They’re masters of camouflage:

Octopuses are capable of changing their body color in three-tenth of a second, it is not capable of taking just any pattern of its surroundings but it mimics some sea objects like rocks and plants.

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Octopuses camouflage themselves by matching their body pattern to selected features of nearby objects, like this one looking suspiciously like a conch shell.

6. They live fast and die young:

Sadly, the octopuses life span is very short. Maximum, a few years and minimum, just after six months.

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7. Their suckers are the strong but sensitive type:

Man-made suction cups pale in comparison to natural ones that cover the undersides of octopus arms. An ordinary octopus has about 240 suckers on each limb, and a particularly large sucker can hold up to 35 lbs. Their suckers are very much sensitive; they are capable of picking up subtle chemical signals and move individually, even folding in half in a pinching gesture.

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