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The cost of Horseshoe crab blood has been quoted as high as $15,000 per quart! *LINK*

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Horseshoe crab blood is an E. coli detective.

Scientists use the precious substance—specifically, the crab blood's clotting agent—to make a concoction called Limulus Amoebocyte Lysate (LAL). LAL is used to detect Gram-negative bacteria like Escherichia coli ("E. coli"), which can wreak havoc on humans.

 

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