Cooking the Invasive Lionfish: Lionfish Coconut Curry

Lionfish are an invasive species in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, Atlantic coast of the US and in the Mediterannean – basically, anywhere that lionfish can be found outside of the Indo-Pacific. Their invasion poses huge problems for reef fish populations, since lionfish can eat basically any fish that is smaller than it. To combat […]

Lionfish, an invasive species: How did they get into the Gulf of Mexico?

Pterois volitans, the red lionfish, is an incredibly invasive species in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean and is travelling up the Atlantic Coast of the United States. The fish is originally from the Indo-Pacific part of the world, but mysteriously made its way very west all the way to North America in the 90s. There […]

Cooking the invasive lionfish: Blackened Lionfish with Dill Sour Cream

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Lionfish are an invasive species in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, Atlantic coast of the US and in the Mediterannean – basically, anywhere that lionfish can be found outside of the Indo-Pacific. Their invasion poses huge problems for reef fish populations, since lionfish can eat basically any fish that is smaller than it. To combat […]

Cooking the invasive lionfish: Lionfish ceviche

Lionfish are an invasive species in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, Atlantic coast of the US and in the Mediterannean – basically, anywhere that lionfish can be found outside of the Indo-Pacific. Their invasion poses huge problems for reef fish populations, since lionfish can eat basically any fish that is smaller than it. To combat […]

Lionfish, an invasive species: How did they get into the Mediterannean Sea?

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Pterois miles, a species of lionfish called the common lionfish (as opposed to Pterois volitans, the red lionfish that is found in the Atlantic), first appeared in the eastern Mediterannean sea in 2012 and quickly spread across almost the entire Sea. By 2018, groups of up to 70 lionfish were found on rocky grounds and […]

How StingMaster Treats Pain from Lionfish Stings and Jellyfish Stings

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For decades now, lionfish stings have remained a pain in the wherever-you-got-stung, with little to no chances of curing your pain. In recent years, it’s been discovered that heat may help to break down the toxins in lionfish venom (see the scientific, peer-reviewed research paper published by co-founders of PteroTech, Stephanie and Reza, that actually […]

Fast Jellyfish Sting Treatment – StingMaster

If someone asked us to name 5 things that we dislike in the ocean, two of them would be jellyfish and sea lice. Their stings hurt and are uncomfortable for many days straight, but they don’t have to be anymore. Our StingMaster formula provides immediate relief from jellyfish and sea lice stings so you don’t […]

Why do lionfish stings cause so much pain?

As you may know, we’re in the business of stings. More specifically, understanding how lionfish stings causes so much pain, and finding ways to block that pain. To make things a little clearer, we’d like to share some of the information we’ve learned over the years that explain why lionfish stings hurt so darn much. […]

Lionfish Sting Treatments: the Good, the Bad & the Ugly

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Whether you are a recreational diver, or a seasoned lionfish hunter, the occasional sting from a lionfish is inescapable, as well as the occasional “crawl in a ball and cry from the pain”. But it doesn’t have to be this way. While we were developing a cure for the pain of lionfish stings (spoiler alert, […]

Welcome to PteroTech

My name is Stephanie and I’m the co-founder of a startup called PteroTech along with Dr. Reza Sharif Naeini. Reza is a professor in the Department of Physiology at McGill University in Canada, and I’m a PhD student in his lab, where we study pain and, among other things, lionfish venom! Over the past 3 […]