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What do you guys think about the Brave Wilderness S. Heros bite?

Discussion in 'Myriapods' started by Luka98, Dec 27, 2018.

  1. mantisfan101

    mantisfan101 Arachnosquire Active Member

    If you want proof of how painful a pepsis wasp or bullet ant sting are, search it up on the Schmidt pain index. A man names Justin Schmidt went around getting stung by various hymenopterans to record the pain.
  2. myrmecophile

    myrmecophile Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Although Justin's descriptions are a bit flowery, you can definitely trust his conclusions.
  3. pannaking22

    pannaking22 Arachnoking Active Member

    I doubt this guy would be doing any of this without Schmidt going through and doing the all the legwork on Hymenoptera.

    It's a real downer to go out and do outreach and have kids asking me if I've seen of this guy's videos. I usually say no and explain why, but they lose interest pretty quickly when I say I haven't watched them.
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  4. To put things into perspective, I have been bitten by my Hispaniola Alternans twice, Alternans are pretty dang potent and are in a slightly similar league to Asian Scolopendra. Heros on the other hand are much less potent than say Dehaani.

    I never uttered a whimper when I was bitten by my Alternans so Coyote is just doing it for shock value.
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  5. Vanisher

    Vanisher Arachnobaron Old Timer

    I dunno what to believe of this guy!? I have seen indian tribe members put there hands in gloves containing 100 bullet ants and kept them on for 10 minutes and just shown pokerfaces! He screams when stung by 1 ant! I must give him credit for beeing one brave man though! I would never consider getting stung by an Tarantula hawk or some ither wasp he gets stung from!
  6. Vanisher

    Vanisher Arachnobaron Old Timer

    What is the Centepide with the worst venom? Inam no expert in this insect group! I really like them though!
  7. mantisfan101

    mantisfan101 Arachnosquire Active Member

    I have never kept centipedes before but based off of others I would say giganteus or subspinipes.
  8. Greasylake

    Greasylake Arachnoprince Active Member

    S. dehaani "Cherry Red" is supposed to be stronger than the other dehaanis, Spinosissima is supposed to be worse than dehaani. Those are probably some of the strongest.
  9. Everyone reacts differently to pain, but I’d imagine Scolopendra Spinosissima or Scolopendra subspecies Raiu Island Giant have the worst venom and are considerably worse than Dehaani or Subspinipes. Riau Island Giant is new to the hobby and is totally undescribed btw.

    Here’s a video on it.
  10. Vanisher

    Vanisher Arachnobaron Old Timer

  11. This is Mike we’re talking about to be honest. He has done self envenomations for years, if it hurts a guy like him then average joe or even me would be in a bad way. Keep in mind this was the very start of the bite, pain increases considerably as time goes on.

    Personally I took a bite from a Vietnamese centipede once and shortly after I didn’t want to be on this earth.
  12. Vanisher

    Vanisher Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Haha! Ok, i belive you! Had a friend who was in Thailand and was bitten by some speicies. Her foot swelled up like a baloon
  13. Teds ts and Inverts

    Teds ts and Inverts Arachnoknight Active Member

    It would definitely have to be an Asian species, I’d say S. dehaani, S. spinosissima, or S. sp. “Riau Giant”. Mike has also said that his E. rubripes “Sapphire” hurt pretty bad as well.
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  14. Teds ts and Inverts

    Teds ts and Inverts Arachnoknight Active Member

    Agree with subspinipes, but not gigantea. SA giants are HUGE, but their venom is relatively weak, when compared to other Scolopendra anyways. S. heros venom is probably worse than S. gigantea.
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  15. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoprince Active Member


    I think I may test this myself actually. I’m curious.
  16. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoprince Active Member

    You have to take pain levels into consideration. Everybody has a different pain tolerance. As an example, some people can handle getting tattooed for a full day while others cant even sit through an hour. I've heard from a few of my friends that a bite from this species is pretty painful. However, I do think his reaction was over dramatic.
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  17. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoprince Active Member


    Spinosissima, Hainanum (I can attest to it being very painful), dehaani of any type, especially cherry red, Scolopendra sp. ‘Riau Giant’ and supposedly Ethmostigmus rubripes/platycephelus spinosis
  18. Staehilomyces

    Staehilomyces Arachnoprince Active Member

    I was probably pretty lucky with my recent rubripes bite. I've had a couple people tell me a rubripes envenomation was the worst pain they've ever felt from an animal (and in Australia, that's saying a lot).

    As for the most venomous centipedes, I'd say hainanum, sp. Riau, dehaani, spinosissima and hardwickei are definitely at the top (in no particular order).
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