NEMATOCYST INHIBITION IN CHIRONEX FLECKERI

@article{Hartwick1980NEMATOCYSTII,
  title={NEMATOCYST INHIBITION IN CHIRONEX FLECKERI},
  author={R. F. Hartwick and Vic I. Callanan and J. Williamson},
  journal={Medical Journal of Australia},
  year={1980},
  volume={1}
}
  • R. F. Hartwick, Vic I. Callanan, J. Williamson
  • Published 1980
  • Medicine
  • Medical Journal of Australia
  • Laboratory tests indicate that methylated spirits, widely espoused as a first‐aid treatment for jellyfish stings, causes massive discharge of nematocysts in living tentacles of the box‐jellyfish, Chironex fleckeri. This action, together with demonstrated hazards of flammability and intoxication, casts doubt on this substance as a treatment for Chironex stings. In an attempt to find a substitute which will be effective in inactivating unfired nematocysts in the tentacles adhering to sting… CONTINUE READING
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