I suspect the supermarket supply of octopus will be ready to cook...Ready to cook means that the mantle has been emptied, as it is best to remove the interior organs as soon as the octopus is caught. I am a bit sorry that I know this...I suppose I was envisioning more along the lines of how you described the squid mantle—open on all sides. May still give the supermarket a visit, now that I know what to look for.
I read Cousteau first. I’m just plugging away through Courage before I begin on Octopus Minds and the two Hanlon books. Ms Courage seems to alternate between too little information and way too much (as in the detailed account in the “Skin” chapter). My eyes glazed over.I was not crazy about that book. Reread the Cousteau book, it is timeless and full of interesting observations.
Well, that WAS fun. I don’t hear well, so I read the transcript. Had to imagine the squeaky chair and the orchestra, but it was good. Thanks.@George Sims Cute podcast telling the story of the Octopus MBARI observes gestating eggs for 4 years (cameo appearance by Sy Montgomery). It gets a little soapy but lots of observational info.