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Old 08-05-2007, 09:34 PM   #1
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YOWCH!

Got stung by Ritter's anemone, Heteractis magnifica, today. Right on the soft tissue on the inside of my forearm. YOWCH!!!
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Old 08-05-2007, 10:07 PM   #2
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Bummer...are you sensitive to other animals bits? Any allergies?
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Old 08-05-2007, 10:33 PM   #3
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Yowch is right! Did you get blisters?
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Ouch. Are you okay?
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Old 08-06-2007, 01:49 AM   #5
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Well, I'm not sensitive to any animals generally.. and I can touch them with my hands without a problem. My hands are a bit tougher and can handle the nematocysts, but boy oh boy, the inside of my arm turned blotchy red and I had little whitish/pink bumps all on the inside of my arm. I applied hydrocortisone cream after running it under hot water for a bit, and the blotchiness went away but the bumps remain. 8O Felt like my arm was on fire for the longest. First time I've ever had a reaction to anything stinging me. Beware of yowchy anemones, that's my two cents for the day!
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Wow, I hope you feel better! I was looking at a Hell's Fire anemone once and through my reading, they have a very nasty sting. One person said his are was still hurting after two weeks. But some are more sensitive than others.
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That sucks...hope all the effects are very short-lived.
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