Which is more toxic a small scorpion or a large scorpion?
All scorpions have venom; let's just get that out of the way. Their venom is not a defensive mechanism (meaning, they didn't evolve it to protect themselves from us), it's how they catch their prey. This means their venom is adapted to neutralizing the things they normally eat -- namely, invertebrates. So first off, a scorpion's venom isn't really tailored to affecting humans. Very small scorpions such as the bark scorpion found in Southern Florida can sting and the sting is painful -- but, like a bee sting, goes away with little more than localized swelling. The issue with very small scorpions is they literally cannot inject enough venom to affect a large human. Think of dropping a single drop of red food dye into a big bucket. There's so much water you won't even see the color. On the flip side, very big scorpions tend to rely on their pincers more than their venom to neutralize prey as pincers are not as costly as venom and don't require them to constantly replace them. Therefore, their venom is weaker and not nearly as potent. The best predictor of how strong a scorpion's venom is is not the size of the scorpion but rather the size of their pincers in relation to their body. An emporer scorpion, for example, is huge, but has huge bulky pincers and very, very weak venom. Another scorpion with more slender, delicate pincers is not using their pincers to catch their prey and will have a more powerful venom. Always remember that if you'll be travelling to a place with scorpions, do a quick check on the local species to get an idea of what level of danger they pose as well as what precautions you should take in dealing with them (not leaving clothes on the ground, shaking out shoes before putting them on, etc). Many scorpions are harmless or pose very little threat, but there are a few deadly kinds -- but most importantly, a scorpion won't bother you if you don't bother it.
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1st of all, a scorpion can be.... -A very dangerous animal, that can poision a person by stinging them.. -A cheerleading stunt, where you pull your leg over your head, It ca…n be very difficult.
They breed, eat, live in desserts, and sting you when you make them angry.
There actually is a scorpion named, "the small brown scorpion", Pseudouroctonus apacheanus . I assume that you have the name right, and that you're asking about first aid, so… here goes:. Like most arachnidae, scorpions are venomous -- it's how they hunt and defend. The Small Brown Scorpion, indigenous to Arizona, uses a neurotoxin that is very rarely fatal but extremely painful. Patients mention the qualify of pain as "electric" (which so often underlines neuroloigcal invovlement). Vaccines have been developed, but they don't work well, and there is no definitive vaccine for this attack at this time.. General first aid guidelines are:. Catch and keep the animal or at least the tail, if possible. . Elevate the limb and apply cold compresses or icepack -- ten minutes on and ten minutes off. . Treat for pain. . Keep the patient calm and redumbant, with the injection site above the level of the heart and head, of possible. . Make a paste of cool water and baking soda and apply to wound. . Serious Problems . If the victim is a child under 4 or so, transport to the nearest ER or call 911. . If the victim shows signs of allergic or anaphylactic reactions, call 911 or transport to ER. These would be difficult breath, development of hives or rashes, etc. . Technical Stuff. . Most arachnidae are toxin hunters, and scorpoins are no different. This particular scorpion uses neurotoxins (that target the nervous system) as opposed to hemotoxins which target the blood. So twitching and nystagmus are common symptoms, and not deadly. The toxin load is comprised of approximately ten protein based neurotoxins and a handful of non-proteinic toxins that effect the sodium and potassium channels. So they induce pain -- a lot of it. Also, the skin receptors become hypersensitive to touch, heat, cold -- the lot.. Therefore, treatment goals are:. Reduce pain and treat for shock . minimize toxin flow as mucha s possible (Note -- NO tourniquets!). . One idea that hasn't been tried is this:. Working with marine protein toxins, good first aid results have been achieved by applying a very hot compress (hot as you can stand -- NOT hot enough to induce burns), with the idea being to denature the proteins (e.g. cook them, just as an egg white reacts when exposed to heat). Apply the hot compress for 2-3 minutes, off and on, based on pain. Again, don't burn the patient. If you try this method, untested with scorpions, you do so at your own risk.. Note that the advice of a well-meaning guy on the Internet should never be construed as medical advice from a trained and licensed professional.
Not too big. As adults they get approximately 5 inches in length. They would do fine in a ten or twenty gallon tank. They are one of the easiest pet scorpions to care for.
Scorpion venom varies in it's species, And whether the owner/victim has allergies. The most common household scorpion is the "Emperor scorpion" or Pandinus Imperator, Which ha…s ultimately weak venom. Around about the same quality as a bee sting. A much more dangerous species such as the "Deathstalker" who has truly earned it's name killing thousands of people with it's DANGEROUSLY toxic venom are more deadly, But harder to find. As mentioned earlier, Any scorpion could be deadly if you have a very weak immunity system, Or have allergies to it's poison, In which you should seek medical advice immediately.
Well, I don't know about most scorpions, but my pet one can juggle, hula hoop and eat a whole ham in ten seconds. His name is Harry.
The smallest scorpions are of the Microtityus genus and can be as small as 12mm, these scorpions are found in the Caribbean and South America.
the bigger they are the better if a small one bites you don't keep it to your self
in the desert.
Not really, they have the same poison as an a adult, but they don't know when to stop
it doesn't have to be any size the big black scorpions are less poisiones and the brown almost translucent small scorpions are more poisiones
Different kinds of scorpions are different sizes.
In Animal Life
Scorpions are predatory arthropod animals of the order Scorpiones within the class Arachnida. . They have eight legs and are easily recognized by the pair of grasping cl…aws and the narrow, segmented tail, often carried in a characteristic forward curve over the back, ending with a venomous stinger. . Scorpions range in size from 9 mm to 20 cm. Scorpions are related to spiders. They have eight legs, has two claws, and a stinger. The Claws are located near the head. The claw is mostly called pinchers like a pinch x5 or maybe more than that not poisonous but EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. The stinger is like a tail. The stinger is used for, well to sting any people or insect. Some stingers causes death and to know if its dangerous in Indiana Jones Shia Lebouf got stinged by a large socprion and Indiana Jones said "When it comes to scorpions, the bigger the better. Small ones stings." meaning that the stinger has less toxin and to know if its toxin or not if you look at the pinchers. If they are small its toxin the bigger ones doesnt stings but feels like a bee sting. They mainly live in deserts and some in tropical forests. They eat almost anything to make them survive. The bigger scorpions like Emperor Scorpions are famous to keep as pets.