Cephalopods

Talk about anything you want
User avatar
catspaw00
Posts: 177
Joined: Tue, May 26 2009, 12:53 PM
Location: Evanston, IL

Re: Cephalopods

Postby catspaw00 » Tue, Oct 12 2010, 11:24 AM

I'm not sure how appealing anyone else finds these, but I think they're fantastic:


Image


It's called a Yeti crab. :P

-Wendy

User avatar
Mike
Posts: 6675
Joined: Sun, Oct 29 2006, 05:03 PM
Location: Charleston, IL

Re: Cephalopods

Postby Mike » Tue, Oct 12 2010, 06:06 PM

Cute sloths. It's hard to believe they can manage to do anything with those claws except hang from a branch.

The Yeti Crab is very cool. One of those critters that lives on the ocean floor .
Image

User avatar
Mike
Posts: 6675
Joined: Sun, Oct 29 2006, 05:03 PM
Location: Charleston, IL

Re: Cephalopods

Postby Mike » Tue, Oct 12 2010, 07:11 PM

This one's not so scientific, but very cute.
2 rabbits, 2 cups
[youtube]TtbrLIwKWWA[/youtube]

User avatar
Jynx
Posts: 565
Joined: Sat, Sep 13 2008, 06:55 PM
Location: West Allis (Milwaukee) Wisconsin

Re: Cephalopods

Postby Jynx » Tue, Oct 12 2010, 10:04 PM

Talk about finding a hare in your drink! :rotfl
[align=center]"When the power of love becomes more important than the love of power, then there will be peace"[/align][align=center]-Jimi Hendrix[/align]

User avatar
Mike
Posts: 6675
Joined: Sun, Oct 29 2006, 05:03 PM
Location: Charleston, IL

Re: Cephalopods

Postby Mike » Wed, Oct 13 2010, 09:39 AM

groooooooan :)

User avatar
Knoted4ever
Posts: 704
Joined: Thu, Nov 23 2006, 07:46 PM
Location: Martinton, Illinois

Re: Cephalopods

Postby Knoted4ever » Thu, Oct 14 2010, 10:05 PM

Someone overfilled those cups just by a hare... and they're just a haresbreadth away from each other.
Tom P.
Illinois_______ (excerpt from E. E. Cummings: "How many winds make wonderful... and is luck The skeleton of life")

User avatar
Mike
Posts: 6675
Joined: Sun, Oct 29 2006, 05:03 PM
Location: Charleston, IL

Re: Cephalopods

Postby Mike » Wed, Dec 08 2010, 08:43 AM

Next time you're in San Diego, you might want to check local conditions before diving into the ocean. This video was taken a few weeks ago (not by me):

http://player.vimeo.com/video/17112119

User avatar
Knoted4ever
Posts: 704
Joined: Thu, Nov 23 2006, 07:46 PM
Location: Martinton, Illinois

Re: Cephalopods

Postby Knoted4ever » Sat, Jan 22 2011, 12:06 PM

It's sad about how we humans cannot change our colors very much!


Cuttlefish Changing Colors
Tom P.

Illinois_______ (excerpt from E. E. Cummings: "How many winds make wonderful... and is luck The skeleton of life")

User avatar
Mike
Posts: 6675
Joined: Sun, Oct 29 2006, 05:03 PM
Location: Charleston, IL

Re: Cephalopods

Postby Mike » Sat, Jan 22 2011, 05:47 PM

The waves of colors and patterns is really impressive around 2 minutes into the video.
thanks for posting!

User avatar
goestoeleven
Posts: 2317
Joined: Sun, Sep 12 2010, 09:07 PM
Location: Wheaton, IL

Re: Cephalopods

Postby goestoeleven » Tue, Feb 01 2011, 11:47 PM

Ok, so I don't know why the Cephalopod fixation here on IKE . . . but what the heck, here's something old but amusing . . .

Save the Tree Octopus!

http://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/

Disclaimer - this fake site was created specifically to teach kids NOT to believe everything they read on the internet, and maybe use some critical thinking skills when they run into the implausible on the net . . . . . however, it seems some kids insist it must be real because they "saw it on web." Some days I worry about a future society shaped by the web, facebook and twitter . . . .

Here's the wikipedia about the site:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_No ... ee_octopus

/Because we all know everything on Wikipedia is real, right? Right?

User avatar
Mike
Posts: 6675
Joined: Sun, Oct 29 2006, 05:03 PM
Location: Charleston, IL

Re: Cephalopods

Postby Mike » Thu, Feb 03 2011, 07:10 AM

Other studies showed that most kids were skeptical. I think it depended on the age of the kid. The older they were, the more skeptical.

A tree octopus would be cool though. How about a terrestrial ice octopus? Maybe I should go out and look for one in the icy wonderland of my yard!

User avatar
Knoted4ever
Posts: 704
Joined: Thu, Nov 23 2006, 07:46 PM
Location: Martinton, Illinois

Re: Cephalopods

Postby Knoted4ever » Sun, Feb 13 2011, 12:48 PM

Apparently, you guys haven't read or seen the special which includes information regarding Squibbons.

In the link below, read the third from the last future animal listing in the "200 million years time" section:

Sqibbons galore!!!!!!!!!!!

See this video sample of the special... especially the tail end regarding the evolved squid of the future:

[youtube]KlcdTniNvHE[/youtube]
Last edited by Knoted4ever on Sun, Feb 13 2011, 12:54 PM, edited 3 times in total.
Tom P.

Illinois_______ (excerpt from E. E. Cummings: "How many winds make wonderful... and is luck The skeleton of life")

User avatar
Mike
Posts: 6675
Joined: Sun, Oct 29 2006, 05:03 PM
Location: Charleston, IL

Re: Cephalopods

Postby Mike » Sun, Feb 13 2011, 05:22 PM

How far into the movie before the Squibbons show up?

User avatar
Knoted4ever
Posts: 704
Joined: Thu, Nov 23 2006, 07:46 PM
Location: Martinton, Illinois

Re: Cephalopods

Postby Knoted4ever » Mon, Feb 21 2011, 06:05 PM

It's toward the end. They'll be swinging through the trees like our earlier ancestors did.
Tom P.

Illinois_______ (excerpt from E. E. Cummings: "How many winds make wonderful... and is luck The skeleton of life")

User avatar
catspaw00
Posts: 177
Joined: Tue, May 26 2009, 12:53 PM
Location: Evanston, IL

Re: Cephalopods

Postby catspaw00 » Mon, Jul 25 2011, 02:01 PM

I'm a huge fan of TED talks, and this one is great, especially the end!!

http://www.ted.com/talks/david_gallo_sh ... ments.html

-Wendy

User avatar
Mike
Posts: 6675
Joined: Sun, Oct 29 2006, 05:03 PM
Location: Charleston, IL

Re: Cephalopods

Postby Mike » Mon, Jul 25 2011, 06:48 PM

Awesome! I've seen the end bit before, and it's really fantastic. Y'all watch it if you haven't seen it.
I really enjoyed the boi-luminescence stuff at the beginning too.

User avatar
makatakam
Posts: 574
Joined: Wed, Jun 29 2011, 11:48 PM
Location: Schaumburg, Il

Re: Cephalopods

Postby makatakam » Mon, Jul 25 2011, 10:39 PM

Knoted4ever wrote:Cool! Very kite-like in the way it hovers!

i collect fossils and have a lot of cephalopod fossils. Many i have, from the Silurian period, are well over 400 million years old. i have both coiled and straight forms... and semi-coiled too. They've been around for a very long time! :mrblue:


Hi, Tom. :c8l:
I collect fossils too. Mazon Creek nodules, Pensylvanian, Francis Creek Shale, 280-325 million years old. Have no cephalopods, want to trade?
MARK

"...it's a fair wind blowin' warm, out of the south over my shoulder, guess I'll set a course and go." CSN&Y

User avatar
Mike
Posts: 6675
Joined: Sun, Oct 29 2006, 05:03 PM
Location: Charleston, IL

Re: Cephalopods

Postby Mike » Sat, Jan 07 2012, 06:46 PM

If you've never seen the youtube video of the octopus that grabs a diver's camera, it's here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5DyBkYKqnM

And with that background, this is pretty funny:

Texting between an Octopus and a Squid
http://archiveofourown.org/works/299805

User avatar
goestoeleven
Posts: 2317
Joined: Sun, Sep 12 2010, 09:07 PM
Location: Wheaton, IL

Re: Cephalopods

Postby goestoeleven » Thu, Mar 01 2012, 11:00 PM

Well, it's been a while since anybody posted something here, so what the heck.

May I present the relative of the Tree Octopus:

The Tree Lobster

Once thought extinct, the remaining few specimens were found to be delicious with some melted butter . . . .

Actually, these appear to be real insects. Check out the island / secret supervillian lair where they were found.

User avatar
Mike
Posts: 6675
Joined: Sun, Oct 29 2006, 05:03 PM
Location: Charleston, IL

Re: Cephalopods

Postby Mike » Fri, Mar 02 2012, 06:25 AM

You have the first bite and tell me if it's truly tasty.


Return to “Not Kites”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest