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Mantis Shrimps smarter than Octos?

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I read in a book a book that mantis shrimps are the smartest inverts in the sea even smarter than octos! Could it be true?
 

Cephkid

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I'm not responding, because people here will yell at me. :mrgreen:


It actually depends on your definition of "smartest". Monogamous mating? Check. Individual recognition? Check. Cerebral evolution? Less-check........It all depends.
 

Jean

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Cephkid said:
...and a type of spearer eats blue-ring octopus, as many spearers eat octos. Like I said, it depends.

True true.....but my money's with the octo (never mind the mantis ......octos can be more interlligent than spearers!!!! :biggrin2: )


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Kinda like orangatangs and humans! Put them in a wrestling ring during a cage match and say bye bye human! But give em' both a book and the orangatang (scuze my terrible spelling) wont know what to do! LOL! Actually that had amlost no relevence to what we were just discussing.....
 

joel_ang

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To answer that question we have to know what is your definition of smartness/intelligence. Also its hard to tell between instinct and intelligence. I'm going with the octo :heee: Cephkid, get an octo :wink: :biggrin2:
 

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