cut my finger after fragging

Discussion in 'Frags' started by sollie7, Feb 26, 2012.

to remove this notice and enjoy 3reef content with less ads. 3reef membership is free.

  1. IvIountainman

    IvIountainman Spaghetti Worm

    Feb 27, 2010
    Mount Wolf, PA
    Palytoxin is a real threat. There is no antidote or treatment cure. If poisening is very limited treating symptoms may suffice. Generally people in the hobby do not have to worry about this threat unless fragging zoa's or paly's without gloves and without washing hands and equipment afterwards.

    Palytoxin in the blood stream WILL kill you for sure. No if's ands or buts about it. Most people who report symptoms are just panicy or stressed. Human skin is a remarkable barrier and able to block the toxin.

    Just like a RN should always be alert to not poke themselves with a needle you should be diligent just the same. Not all zoa's and paly's release this toxin but at the same time an identical species may. Much like a rattle snake bite not every bite is deadly. Frag in water to lesson your chance of contact.
  2. Click Here!

  3. sollie7

    sollie7 Millepora

    Jul 15, 2009
    Woodstock, Ga
    yeah I just wasn't thinking I was perfectly fine though. Think I was just a little panicky at first since I had heard about people getting sick.