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Oliver the Octopus

A makeMZ ST original 3D puzzle
included in Design Set One

The Octopus

The common Octopus would be unique for its appearance alone, with its
massive bulbous head, large eyes, and eight distinctive arms. But by
far the most striking characteristic of the Octopus is the wide array
of techniques it uses to avoid or thwart attackers.
Its first, and most Amazing, line of defense is its ability to hide in
plain sight. Using network of pigment cells and specialized muscles in
its skin, the common Octopus can almost instantaneously match the colors,
patterns, and even textures of its surroundings. Predators such as sharks,
eels and dolphins swim by without even noticing it. When discovered, an
Octopus will release a cloud of black ink to obscure its attacker's view,
giving it time to swim away. The ink even contains a subastance that dulls
a predator's sense of smell, making the fleeing Octopus harder to track.
Fast swimmers, they can jet forward by expelling water through their mantles.
Their soft bodies can squeeze into impossibly small cracks and crevices
where predators can't follow. If all else fails, an Octopus can lose an arm
to escape a predator's grasp and regrow it later with no permanent damage.
They also have beaklike jaws that can deliver a nasty bite, and venomous
saliva, used mainly for subduing prey.
Considered the most intelligent of all invertebrates, the common Octopus is
found in the tropical and temperate waters of the world's oceans. They
can grow to about 4.3 feet in length and weigh up to 22 pounds, although
averages are much smaller. They prey on crabs, crayfish, and mollusks, and will
sometimes use their ink to disorient their victims before attacking.
You have to add this versatile creature to your colletion today!

Comes in:

1/8th inch
1/4 inch
1/2 inch


Both clean and filleted corner versions.

Comes with a Full Color Multi-Page Assembly Guide!