Did you know that different animals have color blood?

The Chemistry of Different Blood Colors in Animals

Did you know that the protein in an animal’s blood determines the color of their blood? For instance, An insect’s blood is yellow, light green or clear. If you squash a blood and see red you can be sure it is the blood from someone that is sucked!

A mammal’s blood is red.

Is a lobster’s blood is blue or clear? Well, crustaceans, spiders, squid, octopuses, and some mollusks all have blue blood because of their respiratory pigment. Rather than hemoglobin, these creatures use a protein called hemocyanin to transport oxygen.



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Go to Vox to find out more about blood colors and the chemistry of blood.

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