HELP - My starfish has a HUGE hole in the head

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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    The other star may have attacked him and ate that hole in him.
     
    yote, Nov 15, 2009
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    If he is just wounded, does that give him better odds?
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    I'd say his odds are about the same.
    I'd just watch him for a few days and if the hole keeps growing,then I'd pull him out.
     
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    The legs have been known to crawl out of the tank and grab people --but only at night after you've gone to sleep.
     
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    lilyicu FOWLR

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    Thanks. He is still hanging on. Not as active as he was, but still making his way around the tank.
     
    lilyicu, Nov 16, 2009
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    I'd be a little less active if I had a hole in my head too! :lol:
     
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    lilyicu FOWLR

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    Me too!

    :)
     
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    lilyicu FOWLR

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    As of right now, the whole has closed. I can not see into the head anymore. He has been coming out and climbing around in the tank. He is not eating with the same vigor still that he had before the hole, but he seems to be better for the time being.
     
    lilyicu, Nov 23, 2009
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    parrotchute DUSTOFF MEDEVAC

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    that's awesome! Glad to hear it.
     
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    Oh wow! If the hole closed up and he is doing okay, I will have to eat my words! I have never heard of one recovering from that condition, so congrats if yours is doing well!
     
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    That's good news. It's a miracle!
     
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    lilyicu FOWLR

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    I'm still holding my breath. We will see. I am very surprised though, I kept checking the tank everyday for bodyless legs running around :)
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Oh they won't be in the tank. They will be under your bed, waiting for you to put your feet down on the floor ;)
     
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    Like scorpions!
     
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    Zombie scorpions!!!:mrgreen:
     
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    lilyicu FOWLR

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    Great :(
    Something to look forward to. Good thing my dogs try and eat anything on the floor that moves :)
    Maybe they can get them before they find me.
     
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    oh man, scorpians, man we got thoes critters this year, first it was too dry, and that drove them into the house... now its too wet, and they are looking for higher ground... they are just the little brown ones, but they still cary a punch.. my wife got stung by one a few years back,,, she just got out of the shower, pulled on her underwear, and promptly pulled them right back off, there was one in the panties, and he got her, oh, about an inch to the right of her taint...
     
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    lilyicu FOWLR

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    My family has a lake house outside of College Station and we have them there too. Not so much here though.
     
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    We got 'em here, that's for sure. Big yellow ones. I've been stung twice on the bottom of my foot. That's why I wear those Crocs things! It hurts like a MF
     
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    i've only ever been stuck by a baby brown... and i do mean a baby, it scared me more than it hurt, cause supposedly i'm alergic to bee stings, but we dont know for sure, so i wasnt sure how i would react, but really, for me, it was more the puncture would, than the poison, if he injected any, i dunno, it never puffed up, or got red, but i could tell i got poked with something, kinda felt like after you poke yourself with a sewing needle(yea i can sew, and i can sew well, so drop it)
     
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