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Posted by Chance on November 12, 2002 at 09:22:01:
In Reply to: No myth here. More>>> posted by ClarkC on November 11, 2002 at 23:14:00:
:Just had my son put the pics on for me. And he put that one on the
:wrong form. I have had many corals. And the only time they try to bit. Is
:when you pick them for the fist time. I free handle mine all the time. No
:problem. The bigger they are the more carefull I would be. Most of them
:I've had work hard just to subdoe a banded gecko.lol
Sorry if it sounded like I was berating you. I didn't mean to imply that you thought corals were rear-fangs, as I have posted pics of my boomslangs on the main venomous forum and such. It just made me think of that myth. But I'm glad to get some responces on it. Anyway, as to free-handling your corals, I would do that very sparingly if at all. Even with my boomers I wear a thick coat and heavy workman's leather gloves. Corals can definitely cause life-threatening envenomations. Just think of it this way, every time you fh that coral, you're handling the equivalent of a young cobra, except that these guys can't spread a hood to threaten you.