We know a lot about the sexy bits of male cephalopods — ask about hectocotyl arms and spermatophores sometime — but would you be surprised to learn that we don’t know much at all about squid ladybits? Of course you wouldn’t.



  1. […] Source: Friday Cephalopod: The ladies are such mysteries [Pharyngula] […]

  2. #2 God Almighty
    August 10, 2014

    There was a bit more that Wald wrote:

    “ Time is in fact the hero of the plot … . Given so much time, the ‘impossible’ becomes possible, the possible probable, and the probable virtually certain. One has only to wait; time itself performs the miracles.”

  3. #3 Tim H.
    August 14, 2014

    So, squid sex reminds you of divine creation? That’s a metaphor that hadn’t occurred to me…

  4. #4 UW
    August 15, 2014

    @Richard D: “Proven beyond a shadow of a doubt”: Missed that proof myself, or were you referring to Pasteur?

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