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Are Bristleworm Stings Dangerous?

The bristles or “setae” of the bristleworm are so tough that they can penetrate skin, causing a painful “sting.” Depending on the type of bristleworm, the sting can cause burning, inflammation, numbness, pain, redness, and swelling at the bite or sting site.