Advanced Topic Interesting article regarding marine toxins

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  1. Reef Maniac

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    Here's an extract from an article regarding paleotoxins and other marine toxins relevant to our hobby. What is really mind boggling is the toxicity of this toxin - 6 grams of a particular paleotoxin can kill 1 BILLION mice, or about 250 000 people (assuming one mouse weighs 20 grams, and one person weight 80kg) :eek:

    So please, don't upset your zoanthids :whistling:
    Hennie
     
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  3. CJT

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    WOW thats interesting
     
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    @rakabos Hope you read this.. We don't wanna lose another reefer..
     
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    :lol:...I just thought of him too..:biggrin:..I saw my "People Eater" on the List...:eek: and I also like the "Watermelon"..another..:eek:
     
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    Rakabos' house could probably be classified as a biological weapons facility.
     
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    :tt2: They not called people eaters for nothing.... :lol::lol:
     
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    Wise :asshole:(minus "hole")...:005: hehe:tt2:
     
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    Very scary indeed, nice reminder of the unknown dangers that exist in our tanks.
     
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    :lol::lol:

    Thanks Hennie, scary info. Gotta wear gloves when fragging.
     
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    Yeah seems i may have a few WMD's at my disposal!

    Gloves, safety glasses, all part of my reefing experience. I have read a few horror stories of people wiping their eyes after being in their tanks and the subsequent issues. So one needs to understand the risks, and then take the needed steps when fragging or handling these bad boys.

    Amazing that something so pretty as a zoa can actually kill you.
     
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    yup but we a brave lot us all handling zoas like fruit. me included.
     
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    Maybe the mods need to start a thread and list all toxic marine corals and fish, so that we no what we buy.
     
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    The most deadliest of all living thing are all in the ocean.

    Take the box jelly fish and the blue ringed octo for eg.
    Both soooo small and yet, both are highly deadly!!!!
     
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    Dynamite comes in small packages...;)
     
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    Geez and I got a leka big colony of palythoa zoas in my tank and I handle them like its nothing..lucky for me nothing happend yet...:p
     
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    Very interesting article...thanks for sharing
     
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    Siphon water

    I will need to figure out how to siphon water without drinking it or get it into my month. Build a fancy valve system but to lazy to use it, may now be forced to...:020:
     
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    Len I know what you mean I always do that.:(
    I read an article on a site a wile ago where a guy was cleaning his tank
    and he had his zoas in a bucket, his dog licked them start acting strange and later that evening it died. Hectic stuff.
     
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