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Old 08-30-2011, 04:31 AM
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very informative, I think, Im not really sure what they were saying.
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I turned the volume off....was that the right play? aren't you supposed to pee on it?
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There are lots of threads about the subject. I decided to buy some stingmate and luckily haven't had to use it.
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What about like this??

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There are lots of threads about the subject. I decided to buy some stingmate and luckily haven't had to use it.
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Vinegar is probably the most popular. Anything mildly acidic, e.g. piss (uric acid) will work. Whatever you use DO NOT APPLY FRESH WATER. That prompts the unfired nematocysts (stingers) to fire, e.g. sting you.
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Originally Posted by Eyeball View Post
Vinegar is probably the most popular. Anything mildly acidic, e.g. piss (uric acid) will work. Whatever you use DO NOT APPLY FRESH WATER. That prompts the unfired nematocysts (stingers) to fire, e.g. sting you.
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Vinegar is probably the most popular. Anything mildly acidic, e.g. piss (uric acid) will work. Whatever you use DO NOT APPLY FRESH WATER. That prompts the unfired nematocysts (stingers) to fire, e.g. sting you.
Very good advice.

I use amonia. Straight amonia. Provides instant relief. The stuff I got, the fumes from it was used to develop blueprints.I cut it 1:4 with water. However, some of the heavy duty cleaners have 10% in them.
A paramedic who worked over at the coast said to use windex or any window cleaner with amonia in it.

All that said, I like the cisual candy in the clip better.
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Originally Posted by Eyeball View Post
Vinegar is probably the most popular. Anything mildly acidic, e.g. piss (uric acid) will work. Whatever you use DO NOT APPLY FRESH WATER. That prompts the unfired nematocysts (stingers) to fire, e.g. sting you.
Very good advice.

I use amonia. Straight amonia. Provides instant relief. The stuff I got, the fumes from it was used to develop blueprints.I cut it 1:4 with water. However, some of the heavy duty cleaners have 10% in them.
A paramedic who worked over at the coast said to use windex or any window cleaner with amonia in it.

All that said, I like the eye candy in the clip better.
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meat tenderizer works.
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Originally Posted by kaptharv View Post
Very good advice.

I use amonia. Straight amonia. Provides instant relief. The stuff I got, the fumes from it was used to develop blueprints.I cut it 1:4 with water. However, some of the heavy duty cleaners have 10% in them.
A paramedic who worked over at the coast said to use windex or any window cleaner with amonia in it.

All that said, I like the eye candy in the clip better.
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Don't use ammonia. Somebody somewhere who reads this and has access to ammonia in its uncut form will try it and end up with frostbite as well as passing out because their throat shut down from the fumes.

Your so called straight ammonia is nothing of the sort. Its been reduced with water or another compound. A couple drops of the real stuff and you'll be running for the hills.
I just retired as a refrigeration tech that specialised in ammonia refrigeration.
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The Doctor" told me to put amonia on the sting, or Pee on it. I am allergic and have to get shots.
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On me, I use ammonia. On others, I use pee.
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Not all jellyfish stings should be treated the same way. Vinegar will cause the stingers (nematocysts) in the tentacle of Man O' War (which isn't actually a jeyfish) to fire increasing the severity of the sting.. Scrape the Man O War tenticles off with a credit card then rinse it with salt water. When it's clean apply hot fresh water as hot as you can comfortably tolerate to break down the toxin and alleviate the pain.

Vinegar or household amonia is used to deactivate the nematocysts in jellyfish but it doesn't treat the sting. Dry meat tenderizer or baking soda made into a paste with salt water put on the affected skin will help relieve pain.

They have suntan lotion that has a chemical in it that prevents the nematocysts from firing. It's expensive but it works. http://www.buysafesea.com/
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Avoid swimming in water with jellyfish and you will not have to urinate on yourself....I'm just saying.
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Originally Posted by Tireless View Post
Avoid swimming in water with jellyfish and you will not have to urinate on yourself....I'm just saying.
My wife got stung on her shoulder and was having a hard time doing this!

Every time I scroll past this thread title, I can't help thinking of the movie "Heartbreak Kid" with Ben Stiller.
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Originally Posted by Jus Teasin View Post
Every time I scroll past this thread title, I can't help thinking of the movie "Heartbreak Kid" with Ben Stiller.
I guess you didn't see my post above with the video link
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No, I missed it. But with the wife working in security for HP, I rarely click on links that are not very specific.
If it was the scene on the beach, we laughed hard for 5 min. the first time we saw it!
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That's the scene .

Its too funny to see everyone's reaction when she drops her paints and "poof".


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