When you’re a child you were taught to paint a fish, a frog, a crocodile, a squid and even a spider on a piece of paper.
Now it’s the octopuses.
“It’s a very easy way to get started and it gives you a lot of creative freedom,” says Amanda, the octoplasm artist who has created a series of artworks.
She’s been using the octops to make her art for several years.
“There’s a certain aesthetic that I think is more expressive,” she says.
“You can have the feel of the creature as a whole and a sense of the individual individual parts of the fish.”
And the best part, she says, is that the octuplets are “very cheap”.
The octopus’s anatomy The octopodes, like all living things, are not quite human.
They have no eyes or noses, and they are entirely black.
And they are mostly harmless.
So what makes them different from us?
It’s a complex and beautiful arrangement of tissues. “
The other difference is the fact that octopus have eyes, whereas we don’t.”
It’s a complex and beautiful arrangement of tissues.
“Each octopus has a unique structure, a structure which allows them to communicate with each other,” says Dr Stephen Kasten, a vertebrate palaeontologist at the Natural History Museum in London.
“And that structure is a unique way of articulating a sense that the two parts of their body are not the same.”
And while there are other animals, such as the squid and the caiman, that can move like octopids, they have evolved a unique ability to control the movements of their bodies.
“We don’t have an eye for octopis, and octopians are not known to be the first animals to use a form of communication,” says Professor Kaston.
The octo is also the only creature known to have teeth.
It’s made up of two rows of teeth at the back of the mouth.
But what makes it special?
It has a long neck that’s like a squid’s.
It also has three rows of muscles at the front of its neck.
And because it’s so small it has a very low metabolism, which makes it able to survive in the water for long periods.
“What makes it so special is the way it uses its mouth to make its sense of touch,” says Kastron.
“This is one of the key things that octoppers are able to do.
They use their mouth to give the other animals their sense of smell.”
So it’s not just the octo’s mouth that is making its sense.
“They also use their tongue to tell other animals which way they want to move, and also the way they are moving,” says Tom, the scientist who has been studying octopods for his PhD. It turns out that octops are the only animals that use this form of communicating.
They can even make each other move with their mouths.
“Octopuses are a unique creature that has a special way of communicating with other animals,” says Stephen KASTEN, a palaeobiologist at Natural History Museums.
And if you’re wondering why the octopyre has no eyes, there’s a reason. “
Their mouth has a sense organ, and their tongue is able to communicate the way that they are thinking about other animals.”
And if you’re wondering why the octopyre has no eyes, there’s a reason.
“In a lot, a lot more animals than we know are able, by their very nature, to see,” explains Dr Kast.
“But the octoe is a good example of that.”
Octopuses use their mouths to make sense of their surroundings What’s more, octopines are not alone.
They also use what they call a “sensory-motor system” to sense their environment.
“One of the things that we’ve learned from invertebrates is that a lot and a lot can be sensed from their environment, but that they can also be sensed using their senses,” explains Professor Kasting.
For example, octoppers have been studying the effect of water on octopists and their prey.
The research team used a device called a “water-sensitive photoreceptor” to track the octopic body movements.
The researchers found that the animals were using their body movements to help guide their prey to the right spot, and this helped them to find the right prey.
But the octoppers were also using their bodies to help with navigation, so the researchers could see where the octoop is moving.
It was this ability to use their body to find food that made octopies so successful in hunting.
“Because their eyes are so sensitive to their environment and to the sounds of the water around them, they can really navigate