Octopuses (also ‘octopi’) are highly intelligent animals, masters of camouflage that have evolved an array of tricks over tens of millions of years to avoid or thwart would-be attackers. They can match the colors and even textures of their surroundings, allowing them to hide in plain sight. If a predator gets too close, octopuses can escape quickly, shooting themselves forward by expelling water from a muscular tube called a siphon.
Octopuses can also release a cloud of black ink which obscures them and dulls an encroacher’s sense of smell. Their soft bodies mean octopuses can fit into impossibly small nooks and crannies, as long as the holes are not smaller than the only hard part of their bodies: their beak. If all else fails, octopuses can lose an arm to an attacker and regrow one later.
- Earring Length: ~1.25″
- These two-sided, antique-silver metal charms have been treated with a protective coating to help prolong their shiny finish.
- The stainless steel earwires are nickel-free and lead-free.
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