Halloween frite: First venomous crustacean found
|October 31, 2013||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Just For Fun, News|
Okay, due to technical hassles, we missed the Fri nite frite last week, but whaddayaknow, if it isn’t Halloween.
Here’s something to contemplate between the gaggles of kids showing up for treats, while you munch popcorn shrimp:
The blind “remipede” liquefies its prey with a compound similar to that found in a rattlesnake’s fangs.
It lives in underwater caves of the Caribbean, Canary Islands and Western Australia, …
The venom contains a complex cocktail of toxins, including enzymes and a paralysing agent.
Sleep tite. (The thing is only 10–40 millimetres (0.4–1.6 in) long) and only liquifies other crustaceans. 😉 )