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Feb 14 2014

Friday Cephalopod: Love is a lively hectocotylus

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  1. 1
    bodach

    what the hell? Which end goes where?

  2. 2
    Jethro

    Reading the source page, it appears that the hectocotylus is the severed third left arm of a male Argonaut. Presumably the torn looking part in the middle is where it used to be attached to the male.

  3. 3
    David Marjanović

    The thick end is attached to the rest of the male. The thin end goes into the female.

  4. 4
    Chengis Khan, The Cryofly

    Thought you might be interested, today being the V day.

    http://www.npr.org/2014/02/14/277049009/the-myth-about-mollusks-are-oysters-aphrodisiacs?ft=1&f=1007

  5. 5
    WMDKitty -- Survivor

    *stalk stalk stalk*
    *butt-wiggle*
    *POUNCE*
    *bat bat bat*

  6. 6
    bodach

    Thanks for the clarification, Jethro; I went to the link and saw a lot of sciencey words and had to go back to work.

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