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'See Why The Blood Of This Animal Costs $60,000 Per Gallon (Photos)

People began calling it "miracle blood" after seeing it. Blue in color, Limulus amebocyte lysates are critical for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries because bacterial toxins can be discovered in medicines and vaccinations. This substance is critical.

About 450 million years of special medicinal blood were thought to have passed through the crab by the time of that study in the 1960s When it comes to retaining oxygen in their bodies, crabs don't use hemoglobin the way vertebrates do. Blood and highly effective immune cells contain hemocyanin, an oxygen-rich protein. Blood from the horseshoe crab is used to make Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL).

This blood will be used to test the safety of every IV, shot, and implantable medical device. The Crab Horseshoe is the species that bears this blood. They're a common sight in both North America and China. These crabs are frequently known as misnominations because of their spider-like behavior. Crabs have long been raised for the purpose of making horseshoes. Starting on October 24, 2019, a liter of blood in the horseshoe club will cost $15,850. Fuel costs more than $60,000 every 4-liter gallon in this country.


The magical blood of a giant female horseshoe crab, which weighs about two pounds, can yield 500 milliliters. This equates to a gallon of blood in eight of them. Because he can produce up to 100ml of blood, the male horseshoe crab has insufficient blood to serve as a mate. Since blood is so important in the pharmaceutical sector, people on the east and gulf coasts of the United States and Mexico have been raising this animal for years. Indians have made money farming this animal in the past, but they had to first obtain a farm license in order to do so.

Nearly 500,000 horseshoe crabs' blood is drawn annually by the pharmaceutical industry to test the safety of vaccinations for human usage. The environmentalist is frightened. Only the blood of these crabs, which are also found in China, provides a natural source of amebocyte lysate (where they are eaten as food).


Their blood is processed and returned to the water, but their survival is unknown because it is expected that approximately 20% of them will perish as a result. This impacts their sexual well-being, too. The female is more often abused for blood than the male, and this has an effect on egg production.


Their population has decreased from 1.24 million in 1990 to 330,000 in 2019 as a result of their use as vaccine tests and as a food source for humans and birds like red knots.

Pharmaceutical corporations have long been asked by environmentalists to look for alternatives, such as synthetic techniques that do not rely on horseshoe crabs. Horseshoe crabs would be obsolete if the pharmaceutical industry promoted the use of recombinant factor C (RFC), according to conservationists. Amebocyte lysate was synthesized in the early 2000s into chemicals known as RFC. As a result of this ruling, the widespread usage of crab blue blood molecule has been put on hold. Any treatments that prefer synthetic forms require additional study.

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