View Full Version : urticating hairs cyriocosmus

04-15-2008, 11:32 AM
has anyone ever received urticating hairs by this small species! how is the irritation? i'm just curious because they are so cute and small! :)

Travis K
04-15-2008, 11:36 AM
Just so you know people react differently to U-hairs. For example I do not react that bad if at all to B. Smithi, and others break out in hives all over. it just depends on the person being haired.

04-15-2008, 12:05 PM
As far as size goes, i wouldn't discount the itch potential just because it's little. I've gotten a pretty good dose from a 2" n chromatus sling before.

Having said that, i've never heard of cyriocosmus being that bad but, like Travis said, people react differently.

04-15-2008, 12:51 PM
My C. elegans female is a bit of a hair kicker, but I've never had even the slightest reaction to the hairs. *knocks on wood*