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War octopodes

Train octopodes and fight wars with them
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An octopus is strong, adaptable, intelligent, trainable, and has an amazing ability to camouflage itself. As such they are terribly underused in war. There should be a way to adapt them to dry land, and once that's done their uses are innumerable.

-self-portable camouflage for tanks, tents, or soldiers -fighting companions capable of capturing and holding enemies

Well, that's it, really but they would be awesome at those tasks if we can only get them to survive out of water. If you attach an oxygenated water pack you're halfway there.

Voice, Oct 13 2017

Octopus attack on land https://www.youtube...watch?v=dIPqC742jgg
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Oct 13 2017]

Sheena 5 http://www.talkings...Baxter-Sheena5.html
"See my weapons! I am strong and fierce." [Wrongfellow, Oct 13 2017]


       // If you attach an oxygenated water pack you're halfway there. //   

       Well, they're aquatic molluscs ... their skin has no protection against moisture loss, little or no protection against UV, and no skeleton to maintain structure without the support of water.   

       Having said that, cephalopods are intelligent, trainable, and have excellent eyesight. It's likely that they could drive, for example, a tank ...   

       Teaching them to pilot an ROV would be more useful, though. No need for a pressure hull. They could get out and fix things if it broke down, too.
8th of 7, Oct 13 2017

       Thinking that octopi can't attack on land... that's a sucker bet. [link]   

       You could give them waterproof exoskeletons and use those giant ones 30 metres across.
nineteenthly, Oct 13 2017

       That reminds me, [8th], where's that sick squid you owe me?
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 13 2017

       We gave it to Sturton. He said he would take care of it. He was quite insistent .   

       Some sort of traditional remedy, we suspect. He was certainly carrying a large jug of olive oil with garlic and herbs ... probably specialized aromatherapy ?
8th of 7, Oct 13 2017

       I've no idea what the garlic and herbs were for, but the olive oil is concerning.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 13 2017

       Old joke: Why did the octopus join the battle? Because he knew he was well-armed.   

       Added joke: Why did the octopus flee the battle? Because he remembered he was spineless.
Vernon, Oct 15 2017


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