Deadly Instars?

ZooRex

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I was wondering if instars of hot species such as Androctonus, Buthus, Hottentotta, or Leiurus, are still dangerous to humans, or are they to small to envenomate enough toxin? I know that venomous snakes are deadly once they hatch, but is it the same for scorps? Thanks ~ Rex
 

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do you mean early instars? Then yes if they can actually penatrate your skin. I used to handle my 2I Lq because my skin was to thick for them to penatrate anyways.
 

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They all carry and inject venom regardless of age, so be careful!!!
 

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In some species, as in example A.australis the venom is more concentrated in instars. This has to do with the ability of immobilizing prey. I heard (hear say) of one (severe) case of scorpionism in Northern Africa. A grown up man was stung by an early instar A.australis, this man was highly allergic and stayed in a comateuse condition for three weeks.
But maybe this is not a good example because it is hear-say and the man in the example was highly allergic.
Better safe then sorry is my idea.
 

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do you mean early instars? Then yes if they can actually penatrate your skin. I used to handle my 2I Lq because my skin was to thick for them to penatrate anyways.
You're lucky bro that the little guy didn't try to sting you. There's a sting report on 2nd instar L.q (I think)
 

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I've gotten stung so No i'm not lucky but i have really thick skin on my hands so a 2I can't really penetrate no matter how hard he tried.
 

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If you want to handle pets, then buy a hamster :rolleyes: Scorps should be labeled as look but don't touch pets. I see that there is a lot of people with a deathwish on this forum :?
 

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If you want to handle pets, then buy a hamster Scorps should be labeled as look but don't touch pets. I see that there is a lot of people with a deathwish on this forum
Just to clarify, I wasn't asking so I could handle any scorps. I was just wondering about the venom capabilities of an instar compared to an adult of medically significant speices. ~ Rex
 

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If you want to handle pets, then buy a hamster :rolleyes: Scorps should be labeled as look but don't touch pets. I see that there is a lot of people with a deathwish on this forum :?
I knew i would get that. I did handle them up to 2i only about once each to move them into a bigger container,. LIke i said i have thick skin on my hands and if they did sting me they wouldn't be able to penetrate. The time i did get stung I knew I wasn't going to die. I'm to big plus I'm a healthy adult a L.q is not gonna kill me. But reguardless I'm still very careful with them. The reason it i got stung is that I had one of them playing possum and then revived when i removed it from the tank on my hand. When i set it back down i was to preoccupied in having it off me i placed it near another lq that tagged me.
 

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getting stung does hurt like crazy (from what i have read and heard) but the chances of you dying from it are like super low.
 

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Actually now that i remember i had a hamster when i was 5 and the damn little bugger bit me everytime i tried to hold him. That hamster made me suffer more than any of my scorps ever have. My mom told me he ran away. It wasn't true. :(
 

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Actually now that i remember i had a hamster when i was 5 and the damn little bugger bit me everytime i tried to hold him. That hamster made me suffer more than any of my scorps ever have. My mom told me he ran away. It wasn't true. :(
damn that sucks i had a similar story but it was a dog instead. for about 6 years i thought he ran away, but then my dad broke it to me that she left the gate open for him and he wandered off:mad: i didnt talk to my mom for like 2 days until i got over it.
 
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