True Facts About The CuttleFish

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  1. skywindsurfer

    skywindsurfer Architeuthis Registered

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    Hello everyone. It's been quit a long while since I've been on this forum. I've been out of the hobby for a year or so and I'm just now starting to get back into it again. I found this amusing little piece and thought I'd share it with the rest of you. Feel free to check out the rest of his videos.

     
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    This was a pretty funny and informative video!
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    zefrank's video narrations are always humorous and more often than not, he gets his facts straight. In this one, however he makes several blatant errors.
     
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    skywindsurfer Architeuthis Registered

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    I caught the last two images/videos were of "bob tail squid" and not actually cuttlefish. (though I could be wrong on the exact ID of the animals) What other errors did you spot D?
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    I knew you were going to make me go back and watch that :grin:. He says that the male cuttle has 4 pairs of arms but the female only 3, both have 8 arms, there is no dimorphic difference in arm pairs. Sneaker males do disguise themselves as females but through coloration, not hiding an arm pair. Female cuttles lay their eggs and go back to mating, and lay more eggs. Most cuttles die after their mating season. Even the animals that not semelparous do not guard their eggs and hang around for them to hatch, in cephalopods this is only a trait of the female octopus. Cephs develop chromatophores while still in the egg and hatch with the ability to change color. As you noted the bobtail squid's (somewhere between a cuttle and a squid) burying technique is not a typical form of hiding for baby cuttles. The animal shown burying is an adult.
     
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    Ya I knew that both genders have 8 arms so I wasn't sure about the whole 3 pair vs 4 pair. Thanks for pointing this stuff out for me.
     

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