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Old 03-24-2014, 01:22 PM
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Unhappy Now you've got me worried

Originally Posted by TheRiffleman View Post
There were tons of these guys out and about

Looks like one of the many species of Blister Beetles...some will bleed a chemical called "cantharidin, an odorless terpene (exo-1,2-cis-dimethyl-3,6-ep- oxyhexahydro-phthalic anhydride) occurring elsewhere only in beetles of the family Oedemeridae (Arnett 200" from the joints on the legs when threatened. Quite fascinating!

But can cause this...if one is not careful with their species handling!!

Not my neck...Nice fish BTW!!

I got a little spot on my arm that I thought was poison Ivy, but now think it may be a "Beetle Blister". Is it worth making a doctor appt. over or should I just try some antihistamine and wait and see?

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