Blue-ringed Octopus Greeting Card

Blue-ringed Octopus Greeting Card

Regular price $9.00

These mesmerizing cephalopods are a perfect example of the ways that some creatures alert us to their deadliness. Aposematism is when animals use color, odor, or sounds to warn potential predators about their toxicity. When provoked, the Blue-ringed octopus changes its color to bright yellow, with each of the 50–60 rings flashing bright blue. And for a good reason: these small and docile animals carry venom that contains the powerful neurotoxin tetrodotoxin, and carry enough of it to kill about 26 people within minutes.

Folded Card + Envelope 
Blank Interior
Blue Foil 

Printed in New York

Specific Gravity offers unique items that are designed and fabricated by artists working in the studios of Brooklyn Metal Works or are part of our larger community, meeting our criteria of originality and quality of craft. Please keep in mind that each piece is individually made in a studio setting and features subtle variations in detail and finish from items photographed on our website.

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