Dumpling Squid 短尾柔魚

36x17x50cm, 2022

Squid_night.jpg

NT. 200,000

 

Also known as a ‘bobtail squid’ or ‘stubby squid’, this little round creature is only the size of a thumb. Its short life of 3-10 months is spent mostly alone. During the day it buries itself in the sand to hide from light, electing to come out and hunt at night. It has an enormous brain for its body size, and camouflages itself through its symbiotic relationship with the bioluminescent bacteria in its body. Its cloaking device is so effect that the US Air Force has studied it to improve stealth aircraft designs.

 

這個圓形的小生物也被稱為“短尾魷魚”或”短尾烏賊”,只有拇指大小。他們大部分獨自度過短暫的3-10個月壽命。白天他會把自己埋在沙子裡躲避光線並在夜晚出來捕獵。與他的體型相比,他有著巨大的大腦,透過與體內發光細菌的共生關係來偽裝自己。他的隱形裝置非常有效,以至於美國空軍研究其來改進隱形飛機的設計。