bristle worms

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    dcantucson

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    Wow, that was a big one. Can't imagine getting stung by that thing. Och! I think mine was only about a foot big too.
     
    dcantucson, Jun 6, 2009
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    that is unbelievably creepy.
     
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    mng777777 Shark Wrangler Wannabe

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    wow. I've got a couple that are getting pretty big... but not that big.
     
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    parrotchute DUSTOFF MEDEVAC

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    I'd run.
     
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    daugherty part time reefer

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    I bet BIFF has a couple of these in her tank
     
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    mng777777 Shark Wrangler Wannabe

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    She breeds them on her xenia farm!
     
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    the second time i broke my 180 down to move it i found 2 of those things over a foot long. I love worms .. im a huge worm in tank advocate but once they are over 12 inches thats too much for me and i pull them.
     
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    mng777777 Shark Wrangler Wannabe

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    So far I have only pulled the little ones. The big ones don't have to get off the rock to reach food when I feed and I am always afraid that I will rip the worm in half. Guess it wouldn't be that big of a deal but so far I have only taken the ones that venture off of the safety of the LR
     
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    Alexander

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    your crazy to pull little worms out of your tank. stop immediately. they are MAJOR detriavores. super good for your system.
     
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    mng777777 Shark Wrangler Wannabe

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    yeah I know, but I got a TON of them on some chaeto I got a while back so I have grabbed a few of them here and there to keep the population under control. I havent taken any in a while though and probably wont as the level seems to have leveled off. They are no longer the first thing you see when you look in the fuge.
     
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    Sharkie The Damsel Defender

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    ewwwwww!!! I'd kill that sucker so fast he wouldn't know what flushed him!

    I recently got stabbed by one that was about 5inches long... hurt like a MOTHER and i now have a wonderful scar on my arm from it... I hate those things!! LOL. i know they are supposed to help but i'd rather find other "helpful" critters that dont cause as much pain :p
     
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    mng777777 Shark Wrangler Wannabe

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    Curses! I have made it all this time in the hobby without getting stung, then I type this post. So last week I was cleaning the glass and brushed my hand against the LR and it instantly hurt. I pulled away quickly to watch a little bristleworm retract into the LR. He was tiny, but the sting hurt/itched on and off for the last 3 or 4 days.
     
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    I get stung every time I clean the tank. The bristles come off them and get stuck in my finger like a cactus. Lasts for days. I hate those bastards!
     
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    mng777777 Shark Wrangler Wannabe

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    perhaps you should train them!
     
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    imdaring love my reef

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    so far I have pulled one small one out, never been stung by one but I'm sure my day is coming, I never wear gloves they get in my way ...I can't stand it when they fill up with water and the big ones are to thick for me to work with... I need those big gloves that they have on the farms that are clear and come up to your arm pit... WE ALL KNOW WHAT THEY ARE FOR ON THE FARM OO LA LA ... LOL
     
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    Gross! What a thought!
     
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    imdaring love my reef

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    Ya I know LOL I live by a Dairy Farm thats what made me think of it
     
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    Have you ever... oh never mind! :shock:
     
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    imdaring love my reef

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    NO :rolleyes: I'm a city girl I grew up in town!!! LOL your funny!! I just live by a farm I have no part of it
     
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    :bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:
     
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