nematocysts


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nematocysts

the stinging capsules of marine animals in the phylum Cnidaria. They are the characteristic feature of members of the phylum.
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Keywords: Envenomation, Jellyfish, Nematocyst, Treatment, Turkey
Despite popular belief, chemicals such as alcohol, meat tenderiser, ammonia or baking soda should not be applied, as they only encourage more discharge by the nematocysts.
These stinging cells are called nematocysts (neh MAT oh sistz).
Most neomenioids are predators on octocorals or hydroids, whose nematocysts are seen in their midguts.
So far, every species of jellyfish against which Safe Sea has been tested has shown at least 90% inhibition of discharge of nematocysts, the tiny barbed venom-filled dartlike organelles that carry a skin striking force of 2-5 PSI.
This environment also has coral and creatures that can inject venom into a wound by means of nematocysts (stinging capsules) along with some nasty bacteria.
Rinse off any loose nematocysts (stinging cells) with saltwater.
Presence of jellyfish or other jellies were identified by presence of tentacles, nematocysts, and whole or partial individuals.
All Cnidaria have microscopic envenomation capsules called nematocysts.
Nematocysts were examined by compressing pieces of tissue, or entire individuals, between a slide and coverslip (Calder 1991).
The shell collector was thinking, just then, of the persistence of nematocysts.