It has 10 eyes, 10 claws, & blue blood worth $15,000 per quart
The horseshoe crab used to be used for fertilizer and fishing bait, before its value to medical science was realized. It was considered a nuisance for a long time. Link to original video = https://www.instagram.com/p/Bi2KbgYBtHE/
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I heard bathing in it's blood reverses the ageing process
That's an alien.
Good thing it doesn’t have a quart of blood. It should be safe.
It is true, actually. Pretty common knowledge
It's quite a savage process they go through.
It's so cuuuuuute! <3
Right next to the pineapple
For this post, yeah it is.
Don't look in there, it's a trap
That is ao metal
Goodbye to another species..
They look like dinosaurs forgotten by time and are pretty cool even if they do smell kinda funky. Delaware beaches are full of them.
very helpful and informative. Thanks for the contribution :-)
Looks like the lil shit wants to stick you.
It's a Kabuto!
I can't blame him. Just minding his own business & he gets plucked out of the water for a pic. Better than taking his blood though :-)
Start a farm?
Actually that’s a bad thing... that guy could’ve been rich in that case!
These fuckers got some stuff in their blood that detects the smallest amount of bacteria and incapsulates that shit, lab nerds use it.
Oh boy there are plenty already and pretty brutal. Essentially bleeding them dry for as long as they can.
You're thinking of virgins
Well, that's rather Matrix-ish
But can you put your dick in it?
nice space balls cosplay!
But where are the eyes?
Sumbitch looks mean when it evolves.
Where is its blood then used for?
They harvest their blood safely and release them back into the wild. We get em around where i live alot.
When my dad, my little brother, and I would go camping on “Mosquito Island,” a small island off the shore, we sometimes stumbled upon 1/
Horseshoe crab mating season. Males would literally pile on top of the females. It was interesting.
This Pokémon Go VR stuff is getting out of hand
And completely harmless.
What use is that?
Females with more marks on their carapace also have increased chances of getting with satellite males, aka having gangbangs. Thanks college!
What that blood do?
Who the fuck buys the blue blood of these things?
Oh shit baby mirelurks!!
For all the aspiring Benjamin Buttons out there...
Maybe some crabs are virgins too, don't judge
Especially when they show its little face
What does it’s blood do?
And now on the endanger list.
How much are you selling your blood for?
Pointy, flat, swimmy boi
I'm about to start Vampirizing those dudes for cash. Also: Slothrust.
What this thing is 15 grand? I'll be damned. I see them laying around on a beach near my house. It's one of their east coast mating area.
I think they are older than dinosaurs, I've never seen one but they seem pretty fascinating.
Just like the elderly.
Ha! Fuckin nerds.
Whipped cream poured like waterfalls!
So I get thousands of them in the bay outside my house. They gather on the water’s edge to mate. Are you telling me they’re worth something?
Most of them survive... how many really though
What is this
I used to catch these daily on dives. I throw the big ones next to my wife while she sleeps on the beach.
what the fuck.
I'm pretty sure you fight a grown up version in one of the borderlands 1 dlcs
Saving lives n shit. Fucking nerds!
I'm calling it now. These badass crabs are heading to extinction. Mfs gonna be hunting them like crazy
You're the best
The cause of their future extinction will be traced back to this comment.
How much for the virgins?
Crazy thing is.... most of them survive 1/3 of their blood being removed. It’s a renewable industry. Can’t say they’re all happy about it.
Most of them in the industrial process survive he blood letting. Companies have more interest in keeping the adults alive
Sadly as the oceans die because of Fukushima so will these creatures
Can u explain what the hell that was?
Isn’t there a huge gathering every year for blood-letting these things?
15,000 per quart.
And the mayo
WTF, DID THAT JUST EXPLODE?!
Look to be descendants of Trilobites, tho I know that's not strictly true
Nah, he likes hugs, but everyones afraid of being chopped in half. They're just lonely
That's not as bad I guess.
One of the best cards in MTG.
My 2 year old just leaned over to look at my phone and goes, "Ew, gross"
Collecting the crabs or samples from the crabs is illegal and only carried out by licensed groups that don't kill the crabs
**In the distance we hear whales being poached for their blubber and oil**
Not to you, it's illegal to collect the crabs or samples from the crabs. Only allowed by license. Even collection equipments controlled
And the bones
Please don't bathe in my blood.
He was thinking of virgins for separate reasons
If you harvest its shell you can wreck people in Mario Kart
Now it's against the law to kill them
Maryland beaches used to be.
How do you mean?
That's kind exactly what they are; living fossils.
Sorry it's only given to your mom.
imma gonna mildly hurt you with my pointy tail.
He is pretty cute lol
Fry with the sardines
My understanding is that they use the blood to sterilize medical equipment.
No, it is definitely in a hand.
Tell us more
there's a lot of clams/whatever that spit water when they're on land but this is definitely fake for a show of some sort and with a 1/2
I "accidentally" set it speed 0.25 and I think this is what happens to people after a round in the ring with Mike Tyson.
Plastic and pharmaceuticals are actually doing damage. Fukushima is mostly negligable.
a nuisance? but they’re cute!
different prop in the first shot which is bound to be done in a studio with access from the back like the grossest of muppets
so you're saying you watched live animal porn with your dad and brother in a masochistic setting on a regular basis?
let me guess: if you find one police army and fbi are all over you for *insert madeup reason*, but rich people corps are depleting the 1/2
oceans off them without any issue, right? 2/2
Crack 'em open. Take 25% of their blood. Throw 'em back.
See reply to the other comment here.
Unpopular opinion: that thing is adorable (in a creepy way)
Just like tax season!
I need to start farming horseshoe crabs
Limulus polyphemus, the closest living relative of the sea scorpions.
And the skag urine!
Is that a "Limulus"?
I thought it said 15,000 per squirt.
It does not have 10 eyes. Source: did my capstone on limulus polyphemus.
Speeding it up does not make it better, I dunno why I thought it would.
thats a weird sex toy
Does it help you spell better too?
I remember watching this on equals 3 with raywillionjohnson
Put that baby down this instant!
How many push ups, sit ups and squats can it do...
This thread is fucking gold
More closely related to spiders than to other crabs.
Thats how you get a baby alien sticking out of your chest.
FAKE AND GAY
You said it, is that real?
Y'arrr, it be the arse of the sea. Or y'know, some sorta weird alien butt or something.
What’s this giant bum hole layin on the beach fur?
from Giants: Citizen Kabuto? Am I old?
State Farm will Insure them cause they seen some shit or something like that.
And soon the Chinese will decide it’s eyes can give you boners and it’ll be extinct, yay!
Thinking the same thing! Thanks!
Do they bite?
aw, for a second i thought this post would be about triops
Where can I get one
you put that scuttlecrab down right now, let her wander the river!
23.50 USD an ounce. Up to maybe 50 ounces.
THEY'RE UNDER THREAT! People harvest their blood and release them back into the wild, but released animals have a high mortality rate :(
if you don't know, you're not into experimental gay bestiality. Though with a trans angle, it might go with the Nice Green Dress fetish?
Put it back before the queen mirelurk gets back!
if they're for milking, maybe not. I don't see cows going extinct...
it's a good thing they don't have feels
Really it has 10 eyes?
Why would a 12 year old need it?
hahahahahah best reaction award goes to you
For anyone thinking, no u cannot harvest and sell their blood for money. Industry only buys from highly regulated sources so its worthless 1
Might be. Their blood is harvested for science, the harvesters are supposed to release them back to the ocean.
To sell unless u have the proper licences. It's also highly illegal to do so just don't try it please. 2/2
And it's killing them. The recorded death/recovery ratios are inaccurate at best. And when they're gone a lot of medical science is fucked.
It’s a defensive mechanism were they spew out their digestive system. They regenerate it in a couple of weeks.
Once I saw two having sex. Didn't bother them, it seemed wrong to.
Yup. And no it's not good for them. The labs/farms report a high recovery percentage but those reports are dubious at best.
Is what they assume. The actual numbers though are anyone's guess. But they're becoming harder to find, so we're probably killing too many.
We don't 'milk' cows for their blood though...
Actually it reverses the thinking process
Not Acid for blood?
My ex wife!
The only species that is a nuisance is Homo sapien...
well "safely" they are observing some serious long term effects of the harvest thats hurting their populations
Limulus amebocyte lysate. I use this assay everyday at work. Industry is trying to move to rapid protein testing in lieu of the horseshoe
No wonder why I haven't seen them in the wild in a long time
Like what? Asking for curiousity
Like harvesting blood from humans?
Growing up in Atlantic City, NJ, these things were ALL over the beach.
Lab nerd here. I use it everyday at work for endotoxin testing. They have amebocytes that coagulate when in contact with endotoxin
Uh oh, are we looking for Adrenochrome?
Used widely in biopharmaceutical industry for routine quality testing of drugs
Leaving the upvote on 69
Sure, and if we bled the crabs in the same manner it'd be no problem. But we bleed them to the verge of death.
There is an alternative now. Eli Lilly has made the decision to switch entirely over to recombinant factor C from LAL.
I mean, isn't the entire point of any animal to produce blood? I have 9 cats, 4 dogs, dozens of rats, 3 ferrets, oops...8 cats, & 42 fish.
It's going to take time though... theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/05/blood-in-the-water/559229/
When you're initiating someone into anal sex.
What a valuable little friend.
Ooh, source please :)
Like some of them dying, that's a pretty serious situation.
Sure, I didn’t need to sleep tonight *shudder*
Yeah all up and down port Mahon
Why’s it so good at medical science? I want to see qualifications.
This one doesn't. Adult ones are larger than a human face tho.
That's unlikely considering that recombinant factor C is a substitute that doesn't involve draining crabs.
Mirelurks are dick bags that pop up at the worst possible time.
And it soon to be extinct if we keep up the good work!
it's multiple arms and claws and eyes make it very good at multi tasking :-)
Remember: If someone scares you, just bend over and fart your lungs all over that bastard. Who knows. It might just work.
You're thinking of the rich. Bathe in the blood of the aristocracy.
LAL is eventually going to be replaced by recombinant factor C. Eli Lilly already made the decision to completely move from LAL to factor C.
And the banana slices.
Start getting that blood. 15k a quart!
no, they are harmless. Although their shells are sharp so you wouldn't want to step on one
Mag dump to face, move on.
Well you know what they say...If you wanna make an omlette, you'll have to bleed a few crabs.
bullshit. it’s collected in labs. it’s not going to have any value just dumping some into a cup on the beach.
an animal so weird, they didn't even need to change it to put it in pokemon.
What the hell is this. I want it.
Okay, sorry for giving the short short version. They do collect in labs. Then they toss them back. Calm down.
Heretic follower of the dome, this post is doomed
Pharma companies use it as quality control for products: to determine whether or not there is bacterial contamination or nah.
These are the fuckers that give me a heart attack while surf fishing at night. Wading in waist deep water and then you feel something 1/2
Ah Kabutops, the Edward Scissor-Hands of Pokémon...
Don't forget ocean acidification.
Hard to produce on the scale pharma needs, but its on the up and up. More companies + more efficient development.
2/2 crawling over your foot.
I dislike that term. Similar external structure doesn't mean they haven't changed radically genetically.
Crack that baby open
Their blood is blue cause it's copper based, rather than an iron based red as seen in humans. Source: I had to take a class on these dudes
Ok. + I’m not. ;)
also, its cute
Pokemon is older so your actually the newb.
That is really something PETA could have a field day with if they chose to.
Easy there, Elizabeth Bathory...
*its* value to medical science
Looks like a movie prop. Generally, the only creatures to explode as a defense mechanism are certain ants.
In Canada they put bananas on their pizza
Ah yes the classic crab blood omelette
That's just sad. I'm not referring to you. It's just so disappointing to even know people think of that. No use focusimg on an inevitability
There was an old team I helped make a website for that is making a synthetic version of their blood, website seems down though which is sad
But... like... what’s the medical use? I can’t watch the video.
so they said at least, no one hold me to that
Joys of being an advanced species I guess.
Where's the damn upvote emerging? >:(
Am I the only one who counts 12 claws?
we can't replicate it synthetically?
Can't currently watch it but I'll return for it later as it seems to have rustled many jimmies D:
My asshole just broke
I love pizza! P-I-S-S-A!
Horseshoe craps are valuable? They are all over the place here
I didn't know the Olson Twins were in The Left Rights
They are. Also closely related to arachnids, including the massive Sea Scorpion.
Well, I was too old for pokemon when it came out but not too old for 2000's era PC games like Day of Defeat or G:CK. Sorry to offend you
Thumbnail thought it was a metroid.
It is not a stuff, it is cells.
Here's a SciAm article scientificamerican.com/article/medical-labs-may-be-killing-horseshoe-crabs/
Best acid trip
The bloke who discovered it offered the patent to the Uni he worked at. They turned it down as it wasn't in the interest of academia. Fools
Only worth $15,000 if done by a registered licensed operation. Don't give idiot poachers any reason to harm these valuable critters.
Incidently, when he set his own company up. He didn't want to pay the $50 reg fee. So he used his wife's real estate business name.
Just like grandma used to make.
I've only ever seen 2 but I mean what the hell spiders have 8 so u never know
You're a weird shiny pokemon.
Grandma hated me too.
I call bs on the 15k$, been in vietnam, you find those aliens evrywhere on some parts of the cost. Or explain me
Too old for Pokemon?
Pay one blue mana, untap horseshoe crab.
Looks like a face hugger with a shell.
Beat me to it, +1
"The time my dad caught me a horse shoe crab, and I asked him if throwing it back into the sea would bring our luck back."
So.... I have some student loans that need paid off.... Wanna help a brotha out? Safely of course
P-I-Z-Z-A, GIMME PIZZA!
$15,000 per quart?? Will become extinct in 2 years.
I was a 16 year old when it came out. To highschoolers it seemed too kiddie. That might sound condescending but it was a different time
Gonna have to watch this after work...
bathing in it is blood
Look at Mr guy over here with his fancy words and shit, your mother is made of cells
before it is value to medical science @op
But how does it taste?
wait...these things have blood? Why does that suprise me?
You're the first person I've ever seen that's heard of that game, I was starting to think I'd hallucinated the whole thing
No, those are nukalurks
And the fun fact is: we have tried very hard, but we couldn't yet find or build anything that works better.
My mother made me out of one of her cells! (Simply refered to the "they got some stuff" comment further up the line.)
This is an expensive fish
Always upvote horseshoe crabs!
lol, yeah pre-xbox 360 era PC gaming was a different breed of games imo. A lot of titles slipped through the cracks of my memory
shit is a nuisance. try fishing under the verrazano and every other cast is one of these bastards
Up to 30%?? Holy crab!!! But seriously, there should be regulations, this seems way high.
@OP what medical use?
LBP MD-2 TLR4 can detect picomolar concentrations.
Is that edible ?
Came back to comment after watching the video to say just this. Stop harvesting so much that they die
Actually Lonza came out with a recombinant protein that initiates LAL cascade clotting and eliminates the use for horseshoe crab blood
What do the smell like? Have never seen/ smelt one..
"stupid science bitches!"
He's royalty! Put him down!
Neato. I wasn't aware of that, as I'm from a different field.
Dome is falsehood, helix is truth.
We can with recombinant protein. Problem is no one wants to go through the hassle of revalidating their entire quality operations
Awesome! Honestly I just found out like a month ago when I was looking into trainings. They do a cool one in Maryland at a horseshoe farm
FUCK YEAH! CRAIG!
They were also considered extinct for the longest time
A baby Meyerlurk... I know that guy
and when it evolves it will have monstrous scythes for hands
a Quart you say!? *rushes off to get bucket*
Watching them eat is cool. Their mouth is between their legs, and they scoot food to their mouth by moving their legs like a conveyor belt.
So they can hug the faces...
so stress kills some of them, how ever because they are being taken to a lab, and then thrown back after a certain time it is affecting 1/2
South Carolina beaches used to be covered in those things...
their mating/spawning habits, they get disoriented since they are thrown back somewhere else and no longer return to their usual grounds
One of my favourite Pokemon ^-^
no they are caught, and brought to a lab, have ~30% of their blood drained and thrown back somewhere else
I know, bad habit. Oddly I only do it when typing but not when writing. My thumbs also go 2 fast & often put to many spaces between words
Naaah you should have chosen a picture of Predator, that guy that made the sound design said, that horseshoecrabs sound like the predator
You can also find them everywhere on the east coast of the U.S. But that doesn't change the price of blood in the medical industry.
nope :-) I couldn't change the title after it was posted and no one seemed to notice :-)
You have to extract it with a license and certified lab as well. Cant just grab a basket of them and grap stomp the blood out
Their mouths feel like electric toothbrushes.
True, but we aren't milking cows of their blood.
Remember to flip any upside-down horseshoe crabs you see on the beach.
What about drinking it?
We must bleed them all dry.. till none are left..
obligatory: your moms vagina
That game was great. Highly underrated
Not so sure thats the right sentiment haha
Behold! The mighty limulus amebocyte lysate test
Got some paper to that?
Minus 8 eyes and 4 claws
That lil snake mofo from Naruto?
Caramel coconut creaammmm
Use to always see them banging eachother when i was a kid lol
I've always had a connection with horseshoe crabs, ever since I was a little kid. No idea why.
Have you... ever fucking seen a dinosaur? Do you know what things are?
We need to spread the rumor that the blood of poachers makes you exceptionally virile.
I had another good link but it was too long and didn't copy right
Arrgh beat me too it
I'm from Nebraska, the first time I saw one of those on a beach I abt shat myself.
Where do you live a lot?
Shit, 30%? How the fuck do they stay alive.
i dont think its at one time, but rather in one catch, so they take some, let them recover then take more
Yea i thought that after i typed it out.
You're thinking of horseshoe crabs
Nope. I know a guy. Pure quality virgin blood.
Don't forget that the bone powder gives you erections
Horseshoe crabs utilize external fertilization. So I guess they are all “virgins”.
Hell, an animal so weird they had to tone it down. Minus spikey doom tail, a few eyes AND claws.
Why the hell would this be the unit of measurement? I guess I’m never sleeping again
I live in Maryland a lot.
Theyre frikkin heavy.
They're my favorite thing about Delaware! Although, there isn't much to like here
Where do you work?
My grandpa legit mailed me a dead, dried one from his home in FL because I liked them when I was a kid.
a friend collects them on the beach when he finds shells in perfect condition, sometimes with the legs. He cleans & clear coats them 2 sell
I legit laughed out loud
Yeah but only after your dad came on it.
I hate those ugly and scary motherfuckers!
They're too busy killing millions of cats to worry about the ugly horseshoe crabs.
Ancient vid, faked but pretty good production value considering it's nearly 20 years old
We shouldn’t fight violence with violence. Maybe more underhanded methods like fake shark fins or ivory that lower the value of the product
Most insects have blue blood because their blood contains copper instead of iron like ours.
Yeah, we should do that instead.
Time to make a farm and milk them for blood
Noooo!! Don’t say that!! I love all animals especially cats.
That animal is one of - if not the - oldest known animal species on the planet. It literally has copper in it's veins. Freakin badass!
What is their blood used for? Isn't copper in your blood bad for you?
I work in a lab that's part of the Merck EMD group
You could raise these & farm them yourself, but then you'd be a criminal b/c "regular people" can't be allowed to access that kind of money.
Welp i give it 10 years before extinction...
So much for my blue blood harvesting spoon.
༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つPRAISE HELIX༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ
It has a very primitive immune system and is basically unchanged since well before the dinosaurs
And now thanks to GMO Science we don't need to milk 400000 of them a year
Difference here being the only people who use/buy the crab blood are the people who ensured the legal protections
What the fuck.... im kinda scarred
I was crabbing using a piece of bait and a metal rod on a string in some shallow water and a gigantic horseshoe crab 1/2
About a foot across, side to side, came trundling over.
Because of the value, there is a desire by businesses to help them out of vulnerable status. While not in itself altruistic to the species/1
itself, it is none the less a boon.
Science is putting it on the endangered list. Seems they’re catch & release program is traumatizing them to the point of death.
Time to breed em
Had he just come over her tampon nothing would have happened though. (Sidenote: It was not my dad who did it. Just my father.)
Agreed... it’s not the best with intrusion, but it gives a higher interest in their preservation than before.
That was my exact reaction
Brackish, marshy, slightly briny and with just a hint of sulphuric egg fart.
As a native of Delaware, I really want to defend my state here but, you're right. At least we're not Jersey! :)
These are such precious prehistoric babies, I could never find them a nuisance
Oh yeah, that sounds more reasonable.
Trillobites. A LONG ancient brute of old earth.
As a native of Delaware as well... I feel ya! ^^
What are your ideas on lab rats then
they are bred in labs and not taken from the wild