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[News] Blue-Ring Octopus snack buffet kills two in Vietnam.

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Re: [News] Blue-Ring Octopus snack buffet kills two in Vietn

Hmm, I wonder if the blue-ring was misprepared, or if they simply weren't aware of the species. I know poisonous blowfish are a popular delicacy in Japan, but mispreparation can be fatal. Just the right amount of toxin, however, can be hallucinogenic, I recall reading...
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:shock: Are you even able to eat a Blue ringed? Do people actually do this without ill affects??? Just curious... Obviously it's not recommended..... but wonder if they do cook them somewhere and safely remove the poison??
 

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Hmmm. That doesn't seem to make sense...the flesh of a blue ring octo isn't poisonous, and the venom is based on a neurotoxin, which shouldn't cause that much damage if ingested. After all, it is an injectable venom...I wonder if they just didn't get it rotten, or full of botulism ? The fugu deaths are caused by tetradotoxin and its varieties, which are deadly if ingested...I could be wrong though.
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thats what i was thinking, the fubu fish toxin is through the skin glands and not a venom like the BRO...

Maybe its a first?
 
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I used to practise Fugu for beginners when I was a "Roger the lodger"
many moons ago & it goes like this:

remove frozen chicken joint from freezer, place under medium grill turning occassionally until skin is black & crunchy & serve with whatever you can find. Never had any trouble trouble :bonk:

The octopus trouble could have been dodgy cutlery, in most UK pubs it's safer to drink your beer out of the pub cat's litter tray than out of the glasses :yuck: & never ever ever ever eat the free peanuts !
Did they have fly agaric soup for their hors d'oeuvre :rainbow: with digitalis & laburnum bread coz that can upset a sensitive tum.
 

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spartacus said:
The octopus trouble could have been dodgy cutlery, in most UK pubs it's safer to drink your beer out of the pub cat's litter tray than out of the glasses :yuck: & never ever ever ever eat the free peanuts !
All true....i'm really missing that extra kick the litter tray gives to the beer... (note to self: Never ever drink Tui again...that stuff is really foul).
I was also told that u can't get a good Guinness in NZ because their water is too clean :cry: :cry:

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Re: [News] Blue-Ring Octopus snack buffet kills two in Vietn

lifetrance said:
Hmm, I wonder if the blue-ring was misprepared, or if they simply weren't aware of the species. I know poisonous blowfish are a popular delicacy in Japan, but mispreparation can be fatal. Just the right amount of toxin, however, can be hallucinogenic, I recall reading...
:rainbow: :squidwar: :rainbow:

:wink:

But Isn't cephalotoxin related to tetrodotoxin? Also if any cuts, grazes or ulcers in the mouth the poison would get it!

J
 

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