Bristle stars/worms strike again

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  1. Hails

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    I possibly grabbed rocks with my little friends on them again :whistling:

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    you're not supposed to love all your tank inmates the same, rub your fish not the bristle worms :tt2:
     
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    I'm apparently a sucker for fluffy creatures!
     
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    :lol:
     
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    :biggrin: They do look cuddly...

    LOL I've had tons of those splinters in my fingers, it's very annoying. :dft004:
    I feel your pain.
     
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    Just want to hug them and squeeze them and call them George ;)

    I do read that you could use tape to get the bristles out (if you realise they are there when it happens and not the next day) and then use vinegar to take away the stinging sensation.

    I generally don't realise what's been done until the next day, so it's blisters and spots for a while I'm afraid.
     
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    Hmmm, Tape... I didn't think about that lol,
    I just grab the twizzler and pull them out.
    Yeah I agree the singing only starts awhile after lol.
     
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    Prevention is better than cure?
     
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    It's hard to prevent this, you don't see them until it's too late...
    and I don't think gloves will help either :tt2:
     
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    Some call me thick skinned,
    luckily for me, it helps for bristle worms :thumbup:

    they do not bother me, OK, the really big ones does. But generally, they do not.
     
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    Sixline Wrasse for the worms ;)
     
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    A Sixline will love my refugium, I saw one in there last night that will probably last a Sixline a week. Luckily the ones (that I've seen) in my display are much smaller.
     
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    For most stings of venomous creatures in the sea, hot water takes away most of the ouch. As hot as you possibly can handle...

    As for cuddling, I feel the same about my foxface, just want to cuddle him, but he gets all spikey :lol:
     
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    I've got a few monsters hiding. I'll try take some pics later :)
     
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    Here's a photo of mine, with a driving license card for scale. And I think some of him was still in a hole.

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    Oh @Hails, I know how you feel. I get zapped often. Use some toothpaste or bicarb paste it draws out the bristles. NOT FUN. I am waiting to be stung by my flower pot urchin.
     
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    My scribbled will eat that bristle with relish @ascheff. They are an interesting group of animals, over 160 species have been recorded. Some get so huge that they can eat whole fish.
     
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    Holy shmoke! Think my biggest one is around 6cm long. There could be bigger ones I'm sure.
     
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