michael Hatch wrote:
I was looking to see if any others were stung.
From my experience, like cockroaches, where there is one, there's a hundreds more. These are not solitary animals
. So not sure about the misunderstanding.
She got stung...is it a problem?
Call me a wussy, if you like, but I'm not into getting stung on land or sea.
Not when I would have to put up with it for a long, long time.
Way longer than Daniela.
the researcher in me can't resist saying - that's not necessarily true. depends on where you are and the species of jelly. not discounting your experience, because what you say does happen, at times there can be larger numbers of individuals in one spot. but it wouldn't be uncommon, with many species, to encounter a lone individual either.
you're not a wussy in the slightest for not wanting to be stung by things! i don't want to be either! that's not at all what i was saying - since i know a lot about these animals i felt compelled to share some knowledge since there are lots of misconceptions about them, same as many marine animals.
the above post regarding differing reactions to stings is a good one and important to remember. with daniela, another quirk could have been how she came in contact with the animal. tentacles generally have stinging cells throughout their length. instead of just having a body part graze a tentacle, the tentacle could have wrapped around a limb or gotten in her swimskin, causing prolonged contact wither her skin and a higher number of stinging cells to fire, thus exacerbating the effects of the sting. that wouldn't be typical, but again just a factor in why the sting could have affected her so.