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Top five deadliest scorpions?

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by Jeremy7, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. BigJ999

    BigJ999 Arachnoknight

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    I want to know if he has encountered any of the krait species or any of the cobra's.
     
  2. voldemort

    voldemort Arachnoknight Old Timer

    I think they are the same, check Alex' write ups about them, and you'll love them more. I was a bit confused because your earlier post stated "Chinese Water Scorpions", I thought this is a different species.

    mike
     
  3. skar

    skar Arachnobaron

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    I agree. Proximity to people does not make them the most deadly. Those individuals should know it's around ,yet I believe "most deadly" should be represented as venom potency and amount delivered.
     
  4. catfishrod69

    catfishrod69 Arachnoemperor

    I agree with you. Kinda a stupid thought. But what if you took every person on the planet, and corraled them all into a camp in Antarctica, would the scorpions not be considered deadly to them now, because they are no longer living near them?
     
  5. skar

    skar Arachnobaron

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    Ha ya that's an extreme point but true.
    To me in general, most likely to encounter and may/does kill children and elderly doesn't hold alot of ground per se.
     
  6. I agree! that example is extreme but true.
    Tommy
     
  7. The Snark

    The Snark هرج و مرج مهندس Old Timer

    As I mentioned, the Russells is average rattlesnake with a nastier venom, attitude and capability wise.
    Encounters. I posted a few weeks ago a pic of a big black het scorp that took cover in my shoe and my giant brainfart of picking up what I thought was roadkill and turned out to be a sleepy king cobra. About two months ago I saw a cobra cruising the back yard and I dealt with it in the normal fashion: put glasses on and throw sand at it. Turned out to be the bad news little bugger, Siamensis. I posted a (crappy) pic of it.