New York Squids in the city: Mollusc at the Museum

One squid. One city museum. One mission.

New York City’s American Museum of Natural History boasted more than 32 million species and artefacts in its hallowed halls. That’s a whole lot of beasts, birds and other bits. But there was one species that was tragically lacking in the museum’s myriad of mammals and monsters. It was about time that species took its place.

The humble Stitched Squid (squidius knittius), and his larger relative the Giant Stitched Squid (affectionately known as Plarchie and now spreading the squid word with his own blog and Twitter account), had seen squid success at London’s Natural History Museum in 2010 to the approval of squid lovers everywhere.

It was down to our handmade hero, Ten Tentacled Takeo (his name means ‘strong like bamboo’), to follow in their tentacle tracks. New York was about to get educated, the Stitched Squid way.

Our handmade hero, Ten Tentacled Takeo

Armed only with his ten tiny tentacles of doom Takeo entered the museum to hunt down the perfect place to call home. It was a big place. He was a small squid. Lucky for him we had a squid on the inside.

Meet Legs McMurphy, our inside squid

Sliding past security tiny Takeo squidged himself into the perfect place. It was like he’d been there the whole time.

*sound of a squid whistling innocently*

*holds breath as security camera passes across display*

Proof that a little squid can go a long way. Ten Tentacled Takeo, we salute you.

Mission accomplished


  1. MadameMolet
    May 16, 2011

    Mwa ha ha. Good one, DK.

  2. Rebeccas Emporium
    May 16, 2011

    I love this!! 🙂

  3. April
    May 18, 2011

    He fits in quite well and looks rather cute too.