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Most "deadly" scorpion

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by tryme, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. tryme

    tryme Arachnobaron

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    I'm sure this has been asked 100X just wondering is there a deffinative answer? I've read soo many different stories, although I heard death stalker was near the top?
     
  2. Atreyuhero4

    Atreyuhero4 Arachnobaron

    a death stalker pacts the most venom but the yellow fat tail kills the most humans because they come into to contact with people more often
     
  3. Rick McJimsey

    Rick McJimsey Arachnoprince Arachnosupporter

    If I recall correctly, Odontobuthus doriae has the highest (or lowest, whatever.) LD50 with 0.19 mg.kg.
    In lamens terms, the most potent venom.
     
  4. Atreyuhero4

    Atreyuhero4 Arachnobaron

    The lethal dose for the Deathstalker Scorpion is 0.16 mg/kg
     
  5. Rick McJimsey

    Rick McJimsey Arachnoprince Arachnosupporter

    LD50 values greatly differ, especialy in the way the venom is injected, and the size of the victim.
    What are your scources?
     
  6. Atreyuhero4

    Atreyuhero4 Arachnobaron

  7. Rick McJimsey

    Rick McJimsey Arachnoprince Arachnosupporter

    You must take into consideration that there are several LD50 values for that species, and that happens to be the lowest value, bot neccessarily the average. Even so, it is one of the most toxic species.
     
  8. Aztek

    Aztek Arachnoprince

    Leiurus is supposedly the most toxic.
    But it doesn't matter.

    Any scorpion with highly potent venom can be dangerous, and it's not always the same amount of venom injected, and where it stings on the body has a lot to do with the complications as well.

    Someone might do better getting stung by a deathstalker in one way then getting stung by a Centruroides Noxius in another way.

    If the scorpion is hot, take care, doesn't matter who's hotter.

    Also, the LD tests have nothing to do with humans.
     
  9. Atreyuhero4

    Atreyuhero4 Arachnobaron

    if the LD test did have to do with humans then they would have to kill humans and thats kind of illegal but they do test it on a wide variety of animals
     
  10. tryme

    tryme Arachnobaron

    Wow what a great range of information :)
     
  11. JTC5150

    JTC5150 Arachnoknight Old Timer

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  12. Atreyuhero4

    Atreyuhero4 Arachnobaron

  13. tryme

    tryme Arachnobaron

    That also made me laugh.
     
  14. JTC5150

    JTC5150 Arachnoknight Old Timer

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    Killing people is kind of frowned on here too!!!! Unless you throw a Scorp at them then its alright.
     
  15. dangriga

    dangriga Arachnosquire

    I would say Hemiscorpius lepturus, because it can cause serious wounds and inflammations!
     
  16. pandinus

    pandinus Arachnoking Old Timer

    even leiurus (the supposedly most potent scorpion, certainly the highest LD50 value) stings can be very dangerous but according to medical literature from their native region, only 10% of stings even require medical treatment or have serious systemic effects. i'm not saying they dont command a great deal of respect at all. but even though the toxicity of the venom is much stronger than that of most any snake venom, most scorpions cant inject a heck of a lot comparatively. i would like my chances of getting stung by a scorpion a lot better than i would getting bit by a snake.


    John
     
  17. pandinus

    pandinus Arachnoking Old Timer

  18. tabor

    tabor Arachnoprince Old Timer

    HANDLE ALL OF THEM ITS THE ONLY WAY TO KNOW!!!

    {D

    having held both of the "deadliest" species (and from stories from people who were stationed in the Middle East) it is easily, in my book, A. australis. LQ may have more venom, but A. a.'s have tendency to run into humans more for whatever reason.
     
  19. pandinus

    pandinus Arachnoking Old Timer

    but to be sure wouldnt you have to be stung by both? ;)
     
  20. Quixtar

    Quixtar Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Hemiscorpius lepturus has the highest mortality rate associated with it.