Instead of tongue out tuesday, I am going to do tarantula Tuesday today...since I am absolutely in love with this photo of my Melisandre I took last night.
She is such a well tempered tarantula, and is often the one I have friends hold if they want to get over their fear of spiders...as well as the one I take to school functions.
Common octopus. This highly intelligent mollusc thrives in subtropical and semitropical regions located in inshore and deep shore areas. As carnivore hunters their strategies are abundant. Some consisting of groping by using their arms to feel along rocks, sediment, and in holes for food. Use of their webbed bodies to cover prey when pouncing on top. A third tactic is siphoning, blasting sediment with water to reveal buried prey. Other techniques include ambushing, stalking and luring.
Defensive mechanisms include: primary and secondary. Primary comprises of ‘crypsis’, camouflaging with their environment. When option A fails, secondary defences initiate if octopus is spotted by predators. Such responses include flight mode, inking, deimatic behaviour, defensive postures and deflective markings. An expert with precise survival skill set. (Don’t mind the light reflections). #octopus#mollusca#animalphotography#animalkingdom#cephalopod#survival#tropical#caves#webbedfeet#skilled#hunter#mastermind#houdini#eightlegs#regeneration#camouflage#ninja