Argonaut Octopus beautifully screenprinted with a four color ink design on cranberry red American Apparel women's tee.
American Apparel T-shirts are made in the USA and are 100% combed cotton. These super soft WOMENS shirts follow the size chart for American Apparel Womens shirts. These shirts are extremely form fitted and generally run 2-3 sizes smaller than the Unisex/Mens sizes and 1-2 sizes smaller than a department store size. For example, if you are a women who wears a Unisex/Mens Small tshirt, but are a Medium in the women's section of a department store, you will most likely wear a Large or Extra Large Women's tshirt. This model is 5'5" and is wearing a size Large. See a size chart here.
Argonaut Octopus - Womens Tee
- ARGONAUT OCTOPUS
The Argonaut Octopus is certainly one of the strangest animals alive today, thus doubling as easily the weirdest creature in the Cotton Crustacean lineup as well as the only extant species we've featured thus far.
The males of all Argonaut species are drastically smaller, and do not produce a shell, but have a modified arm that serves as a detachable "sexual organ" that breaks off during mating. The female Argonaut then secretes a shell-like egg-case out of the tips of its two modified dorsal tentacles, crawls inside with her man's detached package, and lays some eggs for said detachment to fertilize. Then the female swims to the surface and traps air within the shell, enabling her to maintain neutral buoyancy while cruising along just below the surface. All other species of Octopus crawl upon the dirty old ocean bottom, looking up at the Argonaut with great envy as she sails under water like the mythical Greek ship from which she is named after.
-Aaron John Gregory, Cotton Crustacean