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BLUE RINGED OCTOPUS By michel lumb

  in Pets | Published 2019-08-22 07:05:12 | 11 Reads | Unrated

Summary

Sea loving creatures feature varying characteristics. Some of them live as poisonous and harmful organs causing the rest to develop defense

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Sea loving creatures feature varying characteristics. Some of them live as poisonous and harmful organs causing the rest to develop defense mechanisms. However, organisms such as the blue-ringed octopus come with extreme defense systems that can kill their enemies.

 

THE DEFENSE SYSTEM

Although passive and small, blue-ringed octopuses rank among the most poisonous of sea creatures globally. Once annoyed, they can kill man. This octopus features a pale yellow color alongside brown patches. However, from its name, some black

and blue rings surround those brown patches on their skins. However, once angered, you will notice their brown patches darkening while their blue rings are thumped in the maculae.

The blue-ringed octopus then produces a venom whose poison is 1000 times as dangerous as cyanide. The venom paralyzes and causes death in a matter of minutes in humans. This venom emanates from bacteria that exist in the octopus’ saliva.

 

GENERAL BEHAVIOR

Blue ringed Octopus relate to other types of octopuses. They will breathe and swim like all other octopuses then continue living in conservatism while displaying shyness. They love hiding in minute crevices. Luckily, their flexible bodies permit them to enter into petite crevices that are several times tinier than the octopus’ real size. They love changing their color and gathering rocks to establish and protect their hiding places.

 

FEEDING

Blue-ringed octopuses feed on shrimps and small crabs given their small bodies. Even so, if they get an opportunity to land on a fish, they will feed on it also. Essentially, the octopus will pull its victim hither to its mouth before using its beak to cut through its body. The octopus injects its venom to paralyze its prey and hence cut its prey’s exoskeleton and dine in its flesh.

 

THE STRANGE STORY

Male octopuses normally draw to their females and they mate through insertion of their hectocotyli into the female’s mantle. They will mate until the male inserts its sperm packets into the female’s body to the satisfaction of the female. Then, the female will lay its eggs only once as it lives. Normally, the females lay approximately fifty eggs and they start taking care of the eggs during the incubation of six months. Essentially, the female will keep the eggs in its arms. Hence, it does not feed. Unfortunately or fortunately, once the period lapses and the eggs finally hatch, the female normally dies. Then, its offspring will mature within one year.  

 

VENOM AND TREATMENT

A blue-ringed mimic octopus matures with approximately five to eight inches of length. Even so, its venom can kill up to twenty five people in a couple of minutes. Sadly, its poison lacks medicine. The venom penetrates to the respiratory organs blocking the supply of oxygen to the brain. Then, this octopus bite painlessly and people can only realize the bite upon suffocation.

Since death occurs in a matter of minutes, a first aider should clear the venom from the patient’s respiratory block first. This entails removing the venom from the nibbled region. You should control it from spreading in the blood. Then, you can rush the victim for hospitalization for further care and treatment. Even so, all this must occur while the patient is still conscious.

 

Find more information relating to mimic octopus, and common octopus here.

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