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News Pertaining school and scorpions

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by Radamanthys, Jan 8, 2009.

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    I'm not a scorpion person, but i just thougt i would share this with you guys

    http://noticias.terra.com.br/brasil/galeria/0,,OI80849-EI306-FI947474,00.html

    It's in portugues, so i'll translate

    São Paulo: Scorpions are found in school nursery.

    1st picture: 17 scorpions were found in the whole school.

    2nd picture: This specimen was found in the nursery, while the babies sleep.

    3rd picture: Mayor said that will decide what is going to become of the school after a position from the Health Surveillance

    4th picture: All the 40 children that were in the school got replaced on other municipal schools.


    Can anyone identify the scorpions?
     
  2. gh0001356

    gh0001356 Arachnosquire Old Timer

    Could be Tityus serrulatus.
     
  3. Nungunugu

    Nungunugu Arachnosquire

    I would also say it's T.serrulatus. Brazils most venomous scorpion.
     
  4. calum

    calum Arachnoprince

    looks like A tityus species. serrulatus?
     
  5. Michiel

    Michiel Arachnoking Old Timer

    It is T.serrulatus and I hope they exterminate all specimens and relocate the baby's.

    PS. this might sound harsh about the extermination, but T.serrulatus is a down right PEST in some of the urban areas in Brazil. Most definetly not a threatened species or anything.
     
  6. These things are EVERYWHERE in big cities such as São Paulo. So may hides, so much food
     
  7. send some over here. I'll take them all. lol. no need to kill.
     
  8. pandinus

    pandinus Arachnoking Old Timer

    they're parthenogenic, so all that needs to happen is one gets loose, and all of the sudden you have a massive infestation of one of the western hemisphere's deadliest scorpions. and though they come from a humid environment my experience has been that they are very adaptable and can take drought conditions very well. If ever there was a scorpion that intimidates me, this is probably it. It's frightening to think about what might happen if a small group were to make it in to say florida, georgia, east TX, etc. they are possibly more prolific than even cockroaches, with a very nasty sting to back it up.



    John
     
  9. Aztek

    Aztek Arachnoprince

    My dark side wishes that would happen.
     
  10. pandinus

    pandinus Arachnoking Old Timer

    scorpions are fun when they are in cages or in the wild, but to have something that hot completely infesting every possible nook and cranny is a bit much even for me.


    John
     
  11. Aztek

    Aztek Arachnoprince

    I've lived in a place like that. :)
     
  12. pandinus

    pandinus Arachnoking Old Timer

    give me a house full of limpidus or infamatus over serrulatus any day.

    BTW for those who are lost this is the scorp in question
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    john
     
  13. Aztek

    Aztek Arachnoprince

    Well their has been more deaths do to the centruroides, but suit yourself.
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2009
  14. cjm1991

    cjm1991 Arachnoprince Old Timer

    I found this very interesting.
     
  15. Aztek

    Aztek Arachnoprince

    What one letter missing in a sentence can do. Amazing.
     
  16. pandinus

    pandinus Arachnoking Old Timer

    its a more remote area with worse medical facilities than brazil, thats why more people die, not because of toxicity.


    John
     
  17. Aztek

    Aztek Arachnoprince

    So you're saying Tityus have a more toxic venom then the dangerous Centruroides species?

    I was sure it was the opposite.
     
  18. How would you feel if they exterminate YOU?
     
  19. deathwing

    deathwing Arachnoknight

    Well if a T.s. gets loose then within a decade all of the roaches in the city will be gone. And free T. serrulatus for everyone!
     
  20. pandinus

    pandinus Arachnoking Old Timer

    im almost positive that Tityus are much more toxic than almost any centruroides, but i am more than happy t oeat my own words and apologize if proven wrong.




    John
     
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