catsforlife

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    catsforlife posted an update 1 month, 1 week ago

    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.

        elviaofcamelot replied 1 month, 1 week ago

        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

          jafaristhebest replied 1 month ago

          Wait WHAT? You want to experiment on people??
          …Am I a newbie? *mutters*I really hope not this poison sounds extremely scary-

        uraza169 replied 1 month ago

        Ooh!

        cocostar replied 1 month ago

        *sigh* it would count as torture, however *tries to think of a way for it to not be torture*

        blondieonfire replied 1 month ago

        fr first read that chemical as my acne meds and i was vv concerned for myself
        but anyways COOL

          cocostar replied 1 month ago

          I would’ve thought I was some kind of immune superhero-

          blondieonfire replied 1 month ago

          AHAHAHHAHAHA YES
          i’m immune Catsie don’t try your poisons on me

          catsforlife replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

          Why does that give me ideas

          blondieonfire replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

          um
          which part-

          catsforlife replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

          Two parts.

          blondieonfire replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

          are you testing on me or are you sneaking your poison into acne meds

          catsforlife replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

          Neither and both.

          blondieonfire replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

          oh dear

          catsforlife replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

          Well technically it’s more both and neither but eh

          blondieonfire replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

          so i am
          ✨concerned✨

          catsforlife replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

          Why?

          blondieonfire replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

          bc i feel like you’re gonna sneak poison into my acne meds

          catsforlife replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

          But like
          You live across the map
          How would I even do that

          blondieonfire replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

          bro i wouldn’t be surprised if you like had secret tunnels that led to my basement

          catsforlife replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

          I meannnnnnnnnnnnnnn-

          blondieonfire replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

          WAIT WHAT

          catsforlife replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

          I mean if you look at it from a very technical perspective

          blondieonfire replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

          bro you know i’m not technical

          catsforlife replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

          Well logically speaking I have a tunnel to anyone’s basement in this country.

          blondieonfire replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

          oh yeah true
          so like
          that’s how you’d get here point proven

          catsforlife replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

          *shrug*

          cocostar replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

          Welp now I have an irrational fear that there are secret tunnels that lead into my house 🤠

          catsforlife replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

          Course you do! Just gotta find them all.

          cocostar replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

          That’s scary.
          what if someone else finds them, kidnaps me, and puts me up for ransom or something?

          catsforlife replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

          Well technically speaking I’ve already found most so I’m sure others have too.

          cocostar replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

          This is great for ones anxiety! 😀

          blondieonfire replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

          y’all are blowing up my notifs 😩 i have like eight now 😖

          cocostar replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

          *blinks* eight…EIGHT
          I want 8 notifs *cri*

          catsforlife replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

          Well it’s not like the tunnels are hard to find

          cocostar replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

          If I ever find them, I will block them.
          Where are the tunnels?

          catsforlife replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

          Why would I tell you? That’s no fun

          cocostar replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

          *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.

          catsforlife replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

          But telling you would be boring for me, I wanna have fun

          cocostar replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

          Fair enough.
          Could you tell me how many there are?

          catsforlife replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

          Depends. On average about 16.

          cocostar replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

          That’s too many. What was this architect thinking? I’m gonna leave them there.

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