Emperor scorpions, poisonous?

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Emperor scorpions, poisonous?

Post by Evan » Fri, 06 Sep 2002 02:02:24



Okay, when i say emperor scorpions i mean those black ones you see in
petstores...arent those Emperors? Anyhow, at the bookstore whre i
work, they have a "book of poisonous animals" with a hefty scorpion
section, and they list the emperor as poisonous and possibly
fatal!...I was always under the impression that those things stung
like bees--painful but not dangerous unless you're allergic.  can
someone clear this up?

thanks
Evan
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Emperor scorpions, poisonous?

Post by Julian Hale » Fri, 06 Sep 2002 03:39:11


Of course there venomous, but its about as bad as a bee sting.

I was stung by something worse today and im still
aliv.........sfjjjjjjjjjjnffffffffffffff

er

er

cough......sputtler

'thump'


Quote:
> Okay, when i say emperor scorpions i mean those black ones you see in
> petstores...arent those Emperors? Anyhow, at the bookstore whre i
> work, they have a "book of poisonous animals" with a hefty scorpion
> section, and they list the emperor as poisonous and possibly
> fatal!...I was always under the impression that those things stung
> like bees--painful but not dangerous unless you're allergic.  can
> someone clear this up?

> thanks
> Evan
> Serpentarium(Welcome Home)

 
 
 

Emperor scorpions, poisonous?

Post by N Jill Mars » Fri, 06 Sep 2002 03:45:56


On Wed, 04 Sep 2002 13:02:24 -0400, Evan

Quote:
>Okay, when i say emperor scorpions i mean those black ones you see in
>petstores...arent those Emperors? Anyhow, at the bookstore whre i
>work, they have a "book of poisonous animals" with a hefty scorpion
>section, and they list the emperor as poisonous and possibly
>fatal!...I was always under the impression that those things stung
>like bees--painful but not dangerous unless you're allergic.  can
>someone clear this up?

This is a good scorpion resource:

http://www.moonsgarden.com/

From what I understand, it's very confusing to use anything but the
latin names for scorpions, as common names tend to spread along many
species from region to region.  For example,  _Centruroides
exilicauda_(Wood, 1863), (a synonym of _Centruroides sculpturatus_
(Stahnke, 1940)), the "Arizona deadly scorpion" is also called the
"Bark Scorpion", a name also used for some less *** types in the
south eastern part of the US.)

Does your book refer to _Pandinus imperator_ (Koch, 1842) as the
Emperor Scorpion?  That's the big black one with the big pinchers that
you usually see in pet stores, and it is ideal pet material as it has
impressive looks, good temperment and very mild venom.  While all
scorpions are venomous, only a small number of them are dangerous to
things that aren't little like insects.

nj"lubs Captain Arachid"m

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 - Mr. Dean succinctly describes my life.

 
 
 

Emperor scorpions, poisonous?

Post by Cesiu » Fri, 06 Sep 2002 06:01:46


Btw, to everyone, I remember one way to help gauge how poisonous a scorpion
is.
First, you lure your little brother with some g.i. joes into a cardboard
box, then you make sure theirs a little hole cut into the
top...uh....umm.....j/k.

As I recall, the scorpions with larger pinchers are less likely to be highly
poisonous because they rely on their large pinchers to kill prey and perform
tasks.   Scorpions with wee little pinchers, however, are more likely to be
highly poisonous because they must rely on their deadly sting to provide
food.
-Cesium

 
 
 

Emperor scorpions, poisonous?

Post by Wes Craven » Fri, 06 Sep 2002 06:37:01



Quote:
> Of course there venomous, but its about as bad as a bee sting.

> I was stung by something worse today and im still
> aliv.........sfjjjjjjjjjjnffffffffffffff

> er

> cough......sputtler

> 'thump'

Arn't you dead yet!? I recon that you should take a packet of triludan to
combat the thrill.

But then again you would be dead then.

Hmmm...

BTW - I have scars from a Man'o'war from the gulf. You are too right about
not forgetting.

 
 
 

Emperor scorpions, poisonous?

Post by Snake Whisper » Fri, 06 Sep 2002 13:39:41


I was always under the impression that those things stung like
bees--painful but not dangerous unless you're allergic. can someone
clear this up?
thanks
Evan
++++++++++++++++++++++++
True. I was stung by one with a minimum of pain. In order to have an
allergic reaction, you first have to be exposed to the same proteins
found in the ES venom. It's the NEXT sting that could be fatal.
Anaphylactic shock.

later,
Pete
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Emperor scorpions, poisonous?

Post by Snake Whisper » Fri, 06 Sep 2002 13:50:29


The bigger the claws (chelicera or pedipalp) on a scorpion, the less
potent the venom.

later,
Pete
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