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Re: Sa'Vasku Colours

From: "Alan and Carmel Brain" <aebrain@d...>
Date: Sat, 20 May 2000 09:49:57 +1000
Subject: Re: Sa'Vasku Colours

From: "W. Nitsche" <>

> I'm going to be painting up my Sa'Vasku (actually Space Fleet tyranid
> figures) fleet this summer.  Inspired by a recent nature documentory,
> be painting them based on the blue-ringed octopus.


>  This little bugger
> lives mainly in the Australia area and is most noted as being very
> beautiful and very deadly.  Many people die each year from bites in
> natural and aquarium contacts.

Not many here. Virtually all Australians get taught about this one from
early age. It's not aggressive. OTOH it's one of the few of Australia's
venomous beasties that I've actually seen numerous times, they're
quite common around Sydney.

> A number
> of pics are available online as there is a very misguided aquarium
> of this octopus.

I really, really hope you're kidding. But suspect you're not. Misguided?
I'd say Bloody Silly Stupid, Dangerously so.

Most fatalities from it are the very young, or the very old. But
can kill anyone: Case in point: 2 US Marines on R&R in Sydney in the
60s were supposedly found next to a Blue-Ringed Octopus with multiple
on their arms. They'd been playing with it, putting it on their arms,
being Marines
weren't bothered if it "stang" them it a bit.

I think Beth could give you an accurate account of this little greeblie.

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