A lot of BIG Jellyfish at the moment

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Re: A lot of BIG Jellyfish at the moment

Post by Big Boy » Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:26 pm

I got back on the beach with the dogs tonight - first time since last week's rain. Wow, I wouldn't have believed the rain took 4' of sand from the end of Soi 75 :shock: .

Anyway :offtopic: there were more jellyfish about tonight, both washed up and in the water than I've seen for ages. The full spectrum of sizes and colours as well.

Be very careful if you swim in the sea at the moment please.
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Post by jumusman » Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:30 pm

Coldmike wrote:I've had a wierd fantasy dream about getting stung and having a beautiful babe drop her bottom to piss on the sting on me. Thanks for ruining that. Pour vinegar on me? Yuck!
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Re: A lot of BIG Jellyfish at the moment

Post by JamesWest » Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:53 pm

jumusman wrote:
Coldmike wrote:I've had a wierd fantasy dream about getting stung and having a beautiful babe drop her bottom to piss on the sting on me. Thanks for ruining that. Pour vinegar on me? Yuck!
Maybe this comment needs to go in the NIghtcrawlers private forum...
this is so weird! i had the same dream too.
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Re: A lot of BIG Jellyfish at the moment

Post by HansMartin » Tue Sep 22, 2015 12:05 pm

I was in HH last year at this time and there were LOTS of jellies. Is this typical? I'll be back in a month or so. Will they be gone?

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Re: A lot of BIG Jellyfish at the moment

Post by Big Boy » Tue Sep 22, 2015 12:12 pm

There are always jellyfish, but sometimes more than others.

I think they usually follow the rain, so there is a high probability you'll see quite a few in October.
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Re: A lot of BIG Jellyfish at the moment

Post by Stargeezer » Sat Sep 26, 2015 3:14 am

Too bad those jellyfish can`t be cooked up or anything, I wonder if they would make good fertilizer
for the garden. Cold Mike, I guess you will have to get a new fantasy. I certainly do not want to get any jellyfish
bites near my head, as I would have to use vinegar for sure. Ha ha,
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Re: A lot of BIG Jellyfish at the moment

Post by dtaai-maai » Sat Sep 26, 2015 3:24 am

Big Boy wrote:There are always jellyfish, but sometimes more than others.

I think they usually follow the rain,
Not according to Eric Cantona: "When the jellyfish follow the trawler, it's because zey think fish eggs will be thrown into ze sea..."
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Box jellyfish?

Post by Juice81 » Wed Oct 14, 2015 2:40 am

We are coming to Khao Takiab with two small children in february thru march and I'm a bit worried about the jellyfish. I heard there have been sightings of box jellyfish in Hua Hin a few months ago?? Is this true? Should we be worried? I understand that there are more jellies in autumn than spring? Thanks!

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Re: A lot of BIG Jellyfish at the moment

Post by SydneyGuy » Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:52 am

If you are worried and concerned, make sure your children are wearing a lycra suit covering torso, arms and legs.
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Re: A lot of BIG Jellyfish at the moment

Post by prcscct » Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:59 am

I don't recall any story or report indicating "box jellyfish" in the Hua Hin area? Samui yes, they've had trouble with them down there.
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Re: A lot of BIG Jellyfish at the moment

Post by SydneyGuy » Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:37 pm

Gulf of Thailand around Samui/Koh Tao and Phang Nga are the worst affected areas,although here have been the odd cases around Koh Chang and Koh Mak.

Just remember white vinegar is the best thing to reduce the toxicity and stop the venom from spreading through the body.
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Re: A lot of BIG Jellyfish at the moment

Post by Big Boy » Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:43 pm

Yes, it's a shame - all of the now defunct beach bars used to carry the vinegar and some green leaf remedy. They've helped other members of my family many times (the little beasties never got me).

Of course, they aren't there any more.

[Edit] Not seeing so many washed up on my nightly beach walks over the last few days, and those we are seeing are very small.
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Re: A lot of BIG Jellyfish at the moment

Post by barrys » Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:20 am

Big Boy wrote:Yes, it's a shame - all of the now defunct beach bars used to carry the vinegar and some green leaf remedy. They've helped other members of my family many times (the little beasties never got me).

Of course, they aren't there any more.

[Edit] Not seeing so many washed up on my nightly beach walks over the last few days, and those we are seeing are very small.
Aloe vera is also considered to be very helpful against jellyfish stings, as is lemon juice.

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Re: A lot of BIG Jellyfish at the moment

Post by JamesWest » Thu Oct 15, 2015 10:45 am

i was thinking about having a jellyfish size contest. what do you think?
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Re: A lot of BIG Jellyfish at the moment

Post by Juice81 » Thu Oct 15, 2015 11:30 pm

Big Boy wrote:Yes, it's a shame - all of the now defunct beach bars used to carry the vinegar and some green leaf remedy. They've helped other members of my family many times (the little beasties never got me).

Of course, they aren't there any more.

[Edit] Not seeing so many washed up on my nightly beach walks over the last few days, and those we are seeing are very small.
Okay, what do you mean defunct bars? Aren't there any bars on the beach anymore? We were in Khao Takiab couple of years ago and I thought the crappy little bars were the best thing on the beach! Now I'm really worried! Even more than about the jelly fish and my children...! :shock:

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