Vinegar As a Disarming Agent to Prevent Further Discharge of the Nematocysts of the Stinging Hydromedusa Olindias sambaquiensis

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Olindias sambaquiensis, known as agua viva, is an endemic hydromedusa that is distributed from latitude 23° to 42° south in the southwestern Atlantic Ocean and is known to cause severe stings. This is the first report of the use of vinegar in disarming O sambaquiensis nematocysts and includes preliminary observations on its use in managing the stings of hydromedusae.


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