Originally Posted by Evo8
Like just the hand gloves? Sorry of this is a dumb question..but. won't the water fill the glove up while your hands in the tank?..also what about if you always have cuts on your hands (I'm an HVAC tech and they make everything sharp nowadays)
The palytoxin is only dangerous when it gets into your blood stream / eyes / mouth. It shouldn't have any effect on your skin unless you are sensitive to it. If you are fragging zoas then you absolutely need to wear eye protection, I got sprayed in the face by some when I was fragging them and thankfully I was wearing my glasses. I did however absentmindedly pick a piece of hair off my tongue after I was gluing some zoa frags and it made my tongue go numb for about 10 minutes
Just be sure to wash your arms / hands when done to rinse anything off. When I first got zoas in my tank I was sensitive to them and if I didn't wash my arm thoroughly enough it would cause a tightness in my chest and an itchy arm plus it made my breathing feel... weird. It's stopped bothering me after the first 2 months of having my tank or so.
As for bristle worms, they aren't that bad. I got a finger full a few weeks ago and barely felt it.