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Where are scorpions found?
What’s the worst sting you have ever felt without even knowing if it’s a black scorpion sting? Well these eight-legged venomous invertebrates are found from the rich African savannah land, the hot and cold American deserts, the Amazon jungles and along the
Himalayas. Just like spiders, mites and ticks, scorpions come from the class Arachnida, order Scorpions and members of the Arachnidaclass.
|Blue scorpion: cure for cancer|
Cuban Blue Scorpion and its Power
diluted venom from blue scorpions has been used not to treat scorpion bites but for more than 10 years the blue scorpion venom has been used to treat cancer. Though scorpion facts and more research on species of scorpion is still under way, many patients allege that their tumors have disappeared upon taking the "medication," which is registered under the name Escoazul at the Cuban Office of Industrial Property. Who knows what the scorpion zodiac will foretell whether the scorpions in Florida or the scorpions in Arizona or the white scorpion might be the perfect match for the cure for cancer. As of yet there are still many obstacles as regards to the scorpion treatment venom which can be available in the local hospitals in many countries.With such disparities in opinions, any scorpion sting treatment should be given a healthy chance as that what an individual is entitled with. Cuba
The five line scorpion ( Leiurus quinquestriatus ),
is highly toxic
A scorpion looks more or less like a prawn with a segmented body and a long tail and, more or less like a crab on the front part. All scorpions have eight legs just like a spider and a pair of very sharp pincers that rises and curls up with a stinger at the tip of the tail. The round pointed tip contains the scorpion venom gland which is always curled if there is no threat. Most people get stun by surprise or while they are holding scorpion. For your protection using a stick, wearing gloves or a pair of tweezers would spare you the harm of a scorpion bite.
Danger lies on the scorpion venom
Like all insects in the world we live in, scorpion venom is used as a protection and for survival mechanism. With the right amount of venom and depending on the pray, the scorpion sting can produce both the prevenom and the potent opaque venom which is packed with mixtures of salts, small molecules, peptides, and proteins additional toxin to immobilize its prey and results in a neurotoxin which depolarizes the nervous system of the victim.
By judging its prey and through its warning systems, the scorpion uses its venom wisely and conserves its venom where it is used the most if it is for bigger predators or insects. Although there little information about scorpion related deaths many people have taken dangerous scorpion keeping as a hobby just for the glory of it while some treat it as a delicacy. Dogs and cats often sniff out insects who roam at night so having a dog or a cat will prevent you from having that excruciating pain from any dangerous scorpion that might be hiding in your living environment.
|Androctonus bicolor: note the very slimpedipalps|
compared to Androctonus crassicauda
Scorpion sting venom effects.
Every scorpion sting site will always be accompanied with swelling and pain which could be mild or intense and swelling depending on the individual which could ease up within an hour with periodic numbness, muscular tingling and spasms. The more severe scorpion sting effects are always associated with very sharp pain in the areas of the nodes notably the groin and the armpits.
Since the scorpion venom affects the nervous system, people start to panic and as breathing becomes difficult which is always associated with numbness of the throat and face with a gradual increase in temperature. Many people die due to convulsions and as a result of respiratory failure which comes after a passage of time without medical help. After realising that someone needs any sort of scorpion treatment, keeping the person calm and well rested helps prevent the venom from spreading. At the same time, is someone can go look for help that is also the best option as there are cases whereby even after going to the hospital for getting any scorpion treatment, most of the hospitals worldwide don't have the scorpion antidote. The best solution is to stay safe and don't get bitten
The average length of an adult scorpion is about 2 to 3 inches where as some of the longest scorpions are found in the African Savannah known as Hadogenes troglodytes or African scorpions which could reach lengths of about 7 to 9 inches long. The African scorpion can spray its venom up to almost one meter away hence its name the scorpion king. The African scorpion close relatives in the American sub continent, the Hadrurus scorpion or the hairy giant desert scorpion can reach a length of about 4 to 6 inches. While some could be flat while some scorpions would have fatter than their elongated body, the amount of scorpion venom and the number of scorpion stings will determine how lethal a scorpion bite is
|This scorpion is broader in size than |
long than long.
|This scorpion is found in small burrows, under stones,|
in cracks and crevices and one of the deadliest .Found in USA,
Africa, Australia and Asia. Has a painful sting
Italiaanse schorpioen (Euscorpius italicus)
Scorpion maurus palmatus ready to sting
Scorpion Centruroides suffusus
Scorpion Centruroides infamatus
|This scorpion is frequently found in the exotic animal |
trade Androctonus australis in a terrarium
with real Saharan sand.
|Not found in and not very toxic|
THE LARGEST AFRICAN NILE CROCODILE IN THE WORLD