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The Bullrout (Notesthes Robusta) is a member of the family Scorpaenidae and is found in estuaries along the eastern seaboard of Australia This species causes severe and debilitating pain through the secretion of venom from twin venom glands associated with spines in the dorsal, ventral and *** fins. Envenomation takes place when the spines puncture flesh, when the fish is stepped on, or when anglers attempt to disengage it from nets or lines. The resultant pain is described as intense and recommended treatments include the application of heat, administration of local anaesthetics and analgesics with some of the victims requiring complete sedation in hospital.
I got stung by one of these guys a few years back up a MtGeorge and I can say without a doubt that it was the worst pain I have ever endured.
A tip to those who are unlucky enough to get stung.
Submerse wound in hot water, not boiling but as hot as you can stand. The heat breaks the toxins down. And DEFINATLY seek medical help.
Below are some pics of the Bullrout i have in my aquarium at home;
Updated Apr 4, 2011
Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, the catchy title of the 1992 bestseller by John Gray, succinctly expresses an ancient dilemma. What--if anything--do men's and women's brains do differently?
The general statement that men and women respond and behave differently under the same circumstances is true; For example, from the crib, male babies tend to be more aggressive and females more passive. As adults, in spatial operations, men have the edge in such skills as negotiating a maze, reading a map, and quickly discriminating between right and left. Men also perform better than women when asked to visualize an object and imagine rotating it. On the other hand, women tend to perform better than men when asked to look at objects of different shapes, sizes, and colors, and then to group them in some order.
This still doesn't explain why Relinde turns the map all around when I'm asking for the road to travel, while I like the map at one point so I can better visualize our position. Help!
Written Dec 12, 2004
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