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Welcome to midnight randomness with Cats because I have nothing better to do than write whatever comes to mind. Today’s topic? C31H4N2O6, more commonly known as Batrachotoxin, one of my personal favorite poisons to study.
Batrachotoxin is an extremely potent cardio and neurotoxic steroidal alkaloid, coming from the greek word for frog. It does irreversible damage and once it starts, there’s no stopping it. You see this poison is a modulator of voltage-gated sodium channels, leading to irreversible depolarization of nerves and muscles, fibrillation, arrhythmias and eventually cardiac failure, aka it’s a very painful way to die and yet no one can stop it once it’s in your system. Takes less than 10 minutes to kill you and the smallest bit could kill 10 humans. Lucky number 10 I guess. In case you didn’t quite understand the above of how in detail it kills you, batrachotoxin kills by permanently blocking nerve signal transmission to the muscles. Batrachotoxin binds to and irreversibly opens the sodium channels of nerve cells and prevent them from closing. The neuron can no longer send signals and this results in paralysis. Sees it’s very hard to even detect as it is slow and extremely painful during later minutes, but you’re unlikely to know you’ll die until maybe 3 minutes before you die when the painful bit finally kicks in and yknow, makes it painful. See an interesting experiment would be to see what happens when a human is given a dose of the toxin straight into their bloodstream, vs by touch. Would they die more painfully? Slower? Faster? Less painfully? Who knows. I’m pretty sure legally it would count as torture but I mean still sounds like an interesting experiment. Another good test would be to see the difference between taking a large dose and a small dose. The larger dose would be sure to make it a whole lot more painful, that I already know, but what would it look like? Imma continue this convo in my head but atm I also wanna go watch a horror movie so I shall be back with more Batrachotoxin random ness in an hour or 2 if I’m still awake.
Hmmmm interesting, I’m not willing to be the experiment but I’m willing to help you experiment on some newbies with it. But thanks for the knowledge
*sigh* it would count as torture, however *tries to think of a way for it to not be torture*
fr first read that chemical as my acne meds and i was vv concerned for myself
but anyways COOL
are you testing on me or are you sneaking your poison into acne meds
bro i wouldn’t be surprised if you like had secret tunnels that led to my basement
Well logically speaking I have a tunnel to anyone’s basement in this country.
oh yeah true
that’s how you’d get here point proven
Welp now I have an irrational fear that there are secret tunnels that lead into my house 🤠
what if someone else finds them, kidnaps me, and puts me up for ransom or something?
Well technically speaking I’ve already found most so I’m sure others have too.
*tries to think of a reason*
It would be fun for me. And I bet I’m gonna waste the next hour looking for imaginary secret tunnels.