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Not sure if this guy is the cause of my hand being numb after moving some live rock but my histomine level has climb, ............benadryl time.
 

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Looks like a type of bristle worm and yes they will numb you up. Different people have different reactions. You can do a search on them or wait for some of the experts to chime in. Good luck.
 

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Robert did you get your rock from tampabaysaltwater or trition marine(liverocks.com)? They have tons of bristle worms in their rocks and that looks like a bristle worm.
 

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No, Marin Aquarium Warehouse (bigger rocks not so many critters) and Pet Mart (small frags full of critters)
 

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Put it in a film case or a jar with some salt water. It will live for a while I am sure. Good luck with the fingers!
 

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I put him in a test tube and removed all of the air (Same as the blood-draw 10 ml tubes). Hand is fine, my histamine level jumped but did not stay up for very long. Does anyone know if these things produce a neuro-toxin (would have to be to cause the tingle)?
 

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I think you have a fireworm there. They cause a burning reaction where they sting; hence the name.

They do produce a neurotoxin; but nothing major (unless you happen to be allergic).
 
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