Amphinomid setae

Paul Schroeder SCHROEDE at
Mon Jan 22 14:38:51 EST 1996

Polychaete fans:  I have recently had an inquiry from an aquarist "burned"
by an amphinomid "fire worm". I have hunted for solid information on the
nature of the toxin involved (or IF a toxin is involved) without success.
Ditto for peculiarities of the chemical composition of the setae. Does anyone
know where I can find some solid data on these subjects? Thanks. Any response
can be made privately to the address below if you wish.

Paul Schroeder
Washington State University
Pullman, Wash. USA
schroede at
FAX (509)335-3184

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