Pharyngula

Friday Cephalopod: Squink

If you’ve ever wondered what squid ink is made of, here’s your answer:

Generally, cephalopod ink includes melanin, enzymes related to melanin production, catecholamines, peptidoglycans, free amino acids and metals.

But mostly melanin. And mucus.

Comments

  1. #1 Marge Cullen
    Minneapolsi
    August 19, 2017

    ewwwwww

  2. #2 Tim H.
    Western Missouri
    August 19, 2017

    A CRISPR session away from a kid with black snot, sounds like an excellent reason to be cautious about DNA editing.

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