Cryptid World Newsletter values your time. We’re glad you happened upon our Newsletter page. Our goal is to offer fun and unique content once a month and when there is new release or change in an important bit of information that may affect you.
Each month, you will receive:
- Cryptid of the Month. Early access to Mel’s monthly creations and the cryptid tid bit that accompanies it.
- The Creator’s Trademark. A short article that features the amazing, awesome characteristics of known living things.
The Electric Eel
Electric Eels, Black Ghost Knifefish, Electric Rays, Electric Catfish, and the northern stargazer are just a handful of species possessing the Biolectrogenesis ability. Meaning, they can produce electricity shocks.
Some use it for communication, finding their whereabouts, defense and/or hunting. This power comes from electrogenic organs, which are made of electrolytes.
At rest, electrolytes are arranged in a specific pattern in which no electricity is emitted, but when ion channels open, sodium ions release, causing a change in the electrolyte pattern. Then, ZAP!
These electrolyte patterns were the inspiration for the battery design.
One thing I always remember—keep the hair dryer away from the sink because electricity and water don’t mix.
Or, so I thought…
- Reviews. We alternate between different types of art work, sharing details about what we like. All are Cryptid and/or Creature related. These usually turn up in our blog at some point. Here is a link to a past review.
And that’s it. Nothing too lengthy.
For signing up we have a welcome gift. You can either download the novella No Longer Alone, a fictional story featuring a fairy or the new non-fiction pamphlet “A Beginner’s Guide to Cryptozoology and Six Legendary American Cryptids.” (Available with the July Newsletter) Both feature Mel’s digital art, but the pamphlet more so. You can actually have both if you want. We’re easy-going like that. Just sign up here.
Thanks again for stopping by.
Tammy and Mel