It is really useful to learn some popular science knowledge, and sometimes it can even save yourself and others!
On January 16, some netizens asked questions online, and posted on the official Weibo of “Natural History Magazine”, saying “Natural history, I saw it in a hot pot restaurant, is this a blue-ringed octopus, can it be cooked? Waiting online, a little urgent.“
Judging from the photos taken, among the many small octopuses waiting to be cooked, there is indeed one that is different. There are ring-like spots on the brown body that faintly emit blue light.
Subsequently, the official Weibo of Natural History magazine responded:It is indeed a leopard octopus (blue-ringed octopus). Their toxin is tetrodotoxin, which is very poisonous and does not decompose when heated. Even if you take it back as a souvenir, don’t eat it. There are records of blue-ringed octopus mixed with commercially available octopus in the literature and on the Internet, but the probability is not high, and it can be considered a long time.
Just when everyone was worried about the netizen, he responded in the comment area that he had withdrawn without eating; more netizens said,Knowledge alters your fateIf you eat it without knowing it, the consequences will be very serious.
It is understood that in the ocean, although the blue-ringed octopus is not big,But the venom it secretes is enough to kill a person in a single bite, and what’s more, there is no antidote so far, so it is one of the most poisonous marine creatures known..
Here is also a high-definition big picture for your reference and memory. When you eat out in the future, you must pay more attention and keep an eye on it.