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post #11 of 16 Old 02-26-2008, 10:31 PM
i would take a lion over a diamond back, i love morphine its the stuff!
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post #12 of 16 Old 02-26-2008, 11:04 PM
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same here, lionfish hurts but the hemotoxic venom of a rattlesnake will destroy tissue and cause alot more damage. knock on wood i have not been bitten by a venomous snake yet : )
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post #13 of 16 Old 02-27-2008, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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4 times? thats insane! i`m sure you were like : OH no, not again! :o (the second time) :p

but by like the third did the pain cut down ? :p
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post #14 of 16 Old 02-27-2008, 08:56 PM
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still hurts, but there's no more surprises, what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger ; )
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post #15 of 16 Old 02-28-2008, 03:40 AM Thread Starter
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another silly question, this lions spikes usually look soggy, except when it feels threateened it opens them up like a shield. can you actually avoid getting stung? in the way that the actual fish decides when to sting and when not?
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post #16 of 16 Old 02-28-2008, 04:17 PM
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it is very possibly to avoid getting stung, i interact with, hand-feed, and even pet lions on a daily basis and like i mentioned above, have never been stung when I was aware that a lion was in the tank. I'll warn you though, i've gotten lucky a few times and i have been "poked" without actually getting stung before, so it is risky. a cat only has 9 lives : )
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