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Old 01-31-2007, 10:53 AM   #11
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Just a word of warning:

Many people who are sensitive to insect stings (bee sting allergy, for example) will also have reaction to marine stings. The protein in insect stings that your body reacts to is similar to the proteins in marine stings. Not all are exactly the same, but most have similar structures, and cannot be broken down by the body, and therefore, histamine is released, and boom, allergic reaction.

I learned this the hard way. I have a severe sting allergy, and was unaware that marine stings fall in the same world as insect stings. I went surfing during jelly season, was stung by a small troop of man o'war and ended up in the hospital for 6 days and crutches for 6 weeks while my legs unswelled.

Take the precautions seriously, especially if you have any protein allergies.
I agree.....better to be safe than sorry. Even though I don't have any allergic reactions to stings, I still feed mine with a turkey baster and a feeding stick. I do it because they aren't like other pets that want to be hand fed and used to human interaction. I try to emmulate the sea as best I can so my fish and other inhibitants (sp?) feel secure and safe. Less stress = a happy tank! JMHO
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Sorry, but I have to. These signs are posted on all the beaches in Guam. I took a picture when I went there. Caution: Man-of-war!

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LOL You might want to ignore the one on the bottom right....
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Lance, they keep an eye on you on those beaches. And plus, I had a 22 hour plane ride back home so I doubt they would have made it. But boy oh boy was there some nice stuff. Damsels everywhere, coral batches that were probably 80-100 ft across. Amazing.

No BTA's though (just so we can keep the thread on track, lol).
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No BTA's though (just so we can keep the thread on track, lol).
Lol. Bta's are awesome. If only there would stay where you put them like my rock anemone...
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