Bristleworm sting?

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  1. LRS

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    Hey guys! Was busy cleaning my tank,picked up a piece of lr and felt a light prick on my finer.When I looked at my finger tip there were a few very fine 'hairs' stuck on it?! It doesn't hurt or anything,but I crapped myself lol! There were a couple of worms underneath the rock. Could it be a sting from one of these and should I be concerned?
     
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  3. Atilla

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    you are most likely correct that it was a bw. nothing to worry about there,:thumbup:
     
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    Thank goodness! Lesson learnt....Always wear gloves!
     
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    now thats a good boy! lol:lol:
     
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    LRS , any pointers on where to get gloves ?
     
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    If you get stung properly on a soft part of your skin it will sting like hell, but nothing to worry about unless you are allergic, I once got stung by an urchin and it stung like you won't believe, I panicked and started a thread on the forum asking if I was going to die :lol: There are so many poisons in our tanks it's always wise to be careful and wear gloves.
     
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    lol viper, worse than a shot with a 357??:p

    i got nailed by a BW the other day while unpacking LR and it wasnt that hectic, but it was only a glancing blow :p
     
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    Hahaha amazing what goes through your mind when something stings you! Could I use dishwashing gloves in my tank (obviously not used for dishwashing before)?
     
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    Alida had plenty stings by Bristle worms, and a couple of times Urchin spines got pinned in her flesh:biggrin:- she's still fine----- I think :whistling::lol:
     
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    I'm sure they will be fine, as long as they are not perfumed or anything like that.
     
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    I got stung by a bristleworm last week. Didn't burn at first but felt like i burned my fingers. (if that makes sense). I got some gloves today (full arm length and shorter ones).
    My question is... how serious/likey is the threat of picking up a disease or something with using short gloves. Basicly protecting your hands from getting stung but not from contact with the water. I want to die from something substantial, not from putting my hand in my marine tank....:p
     
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    LOL I don't mean to laugh but hell that very funny

     
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    Everyone look closely at RiaanP's avatar ..........now thats hoe you need to do it hey
     
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    hehe...ja-nee
     
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    43 stings

    i have been stung 43 times by my corals and other creatures i cant even see, once my hand swelled up like a balloon:oops: even once by my malu nemmie where i had scratched myself, my finger went completely numb for 3 hours lol, I wear gloves now :)
     
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    yeah...the gloves will sort out the stinging stuff but what about the water?
    come to think of it... I guess i must stop accidentally swallowing water as well then.
     
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    I got it from my foxface the other day got a spook of my life just put my finger in hot water
     
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    Did anybody ever die from a sting in a marine tank?
     
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    Not That I know about but there are guys who have had to be hopitalised
     
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    I'll be wearing them rubber gloves then.
     
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