Shelved by: travis8 on 2012-09-15
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Someone with blue blood
isnt everybodys blood blue?
Yes, until the iron in it oxidizes, or rusts basically, and turns red. That's why when you bleed and your iron hits the air it's red, but if you look at the veins in your arm, you can see the blue blood inside of them.
Another related fact, the blood typically found in an insect has a high copper content, so when you hit a bug with your windsheild the oxidized blood is usually more of a greenish color such as what you may see on old copper wiring.
that's a common misconception.
Yes and no.
Oxidised blood is red, whilst de-oxidised is blue. So, really, inside us it's more of a deep purply red colour when it's oxidised, it just becomes the bright shocking red when it hits the air. So, essentially, we've got red and blue blood.
Blood is always red because of the Hemoglobin in it that gives it it’s red color. Blood in our veins is a much darker red than oxygenated blood is, but it’s not blue. Veins look blue because the light isn’t able to reflect very well through skin, or against the dark red color of our blood. When skin is removed, veins look red.
People just mistake it as being blue and came up with something as to why it should turn red. Human blood is never blue, but there are some animals that have blue blood because of certain chemicals (or lack thereof) I'm just not sure which ones.
could you name some of these animals?
The horseshoe crab I believe is one of them.
aaah thank you very much that was very informing. be free to take a tank hands over keys have fun
O: No fucking way!
I'm sorry but you couldnt be more wrong.
the pigment in haemoglobin is red not blue, also the 'blue' blood is from the copper haem group in hemocyanin found in most arthropods it's colourless when it is not oxydised and blue when it binds to oxygen, NOT green.
I think I could have been more wrong.
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