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What color is turtle blood?

Asked by cheyu (4 points ) October 21st, 2009

since turtles are cold-blooded is their blood still red?

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jackm's avatar

Red, same as ours. There is still oxygen in there.

Psychedelic_Zebra's avatar

yes. As an ex-turtle hunter, I can swear that turtle blood is red.

SpatzieLover's avatar

i have a tortoise with red blood cells ;)

Psychedelic_Zebra's avatar

and turtle meat is tasty, too.

JONESGH's avatar

yeah its red. was driving through a wooded area the other day and saw a turtle crawling out into the road so i pulled over to help it, but when i got out of the car i saw someone hit it. turtle explosions are red.

Psychedelic_Zebra's avatar

@JONESGH and pigeon explosions are usually the same color as the feathers.

Darwin's avatar

Yup, turtle blood is red. When we say they are “cold blooded” it actually means that they don’t make body heat. Instead they assume it from the environment. People are warm-blooded in that no matter what temperature it is around them, their insides are at 98.6 degrees F. (unless they are sick).

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