[quote author=Gresham link=board=General;num=1108562392;start=0#3 date=02/16/05 at 14:21:17]I wouldn't put to much time into worrying about that toxin. Over 20 million zoa colonies have enterred that states, how many people have been injured? 3 reported cases, one being VERY suspect of being simply an anxiety attack (same symptoms as the toxin). Terll the collectors to be carefull, they'll laugh all the way home Some people MAY be affected, most aren't. People are scared of Lionfish, they think they'll die if they get stung. Stung six times now [/quote] I was stung only once....it hurt far more than getting stiches on the inside of my lip (no anestetics)....maybe i reacted different than most but they gave me some VERY strong pain meds which did nothing for me....I went to the hospital when i started getting chest pains....6 times is crazy. I wanted them to sedate me.