Don't drink and frag

Discussion in 'Fragging Corals' started by Tremayn, 7 May 2011.

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    dude that is intense, I didnt know zoas could be dangerous like that.
     
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    I remember reading this article a little while ago and it really made me think I have to remember to wash my hands after playing with my corals. :)
     
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    Yeah they are. Never touch a zoa/paly if you have a cut. Its best to use gloves as some times you dont even know you have a cut.. Lol but no one uses any protection lol..
    Its good to know about paly toxins because then you can at least scream it when you are in ER :p
     
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    Yip, dangerous stuff. Anthony Calfo once worked with zoas and wiped his hands after he finnished with a towel which he put in the laudry basket or something. A day or to later a clam squirt water in his face and he grabbed that same towel to wipe him dry. Guess what, immediately metallic taste in his mouth, etc ,etc

    Another one. I read about a guy who had a tank full of zoas but had a nudi problem and they chowed his corals. He saw a nudi on the glass and squashed it with his finger. He had to be rushed to hospital as the nudi obviously had the zoa juices inside him. He must've had a cut on his finger or something.

    Scary stuff indeed...
     
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    So boys, if you are playing with your tank and you get a metallic taste in your mouth, means you're in shit ... and remember, no glove no love :whistling:
     
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    And eye protection is also advisable. Last time I fragged I got a liverock shard in the eye and had to get my eyeball scraped. Not so cool. But I did wear gloves....
     
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    True, I also heard about guys getting squirted in the eye when popping bubble algae then they get an eye infection
     
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    Happened to me once or twice as well, but not as bad. Only had the metallic taste, numbness on my lips cause I lit a smoke after I cut some zoas off the rocks. After the 2nd time, I only found out about the poison. Will never do the same mistake again
     
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    I think a lot of guys have been affected by the toxin but just did not realise it
     
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    We usually give gloves to the guys getting Zoa's from us. Had a scare some time ago and would not like anyone else to have the same problems. Gloves are a must when handling zoa's.
     
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    I got some latex gloves for the zoa's and palys.. I also try to stop poking them to watch them close up.. Lol need to stop playing with them
     
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    :whistling: I took all my vaccines ... Im safe :)
    Just kidding, this is some hectic stuff hey...
     
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    Sweet jumpin jacks!!!!

    I just handeled mine without gloves :yeahdude:
     
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    living on the edge :p
     
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    This actually happened to a member on SARK a couple years ago, he was rushed to hospital, vomiting and barely able to breathe.

    Palytoxin is no joke
     
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