Howdy Charlie,Quick question: Im under the impression that T.serrulatus is a very hot Brazillian (and I mean toxic, not like other well known Brazillians..lol) so how safe is it to have your thumb less than an inch away from them? Its just a question and I know that you're incredibly experienced......just asking.
That was a T bahiensis that got me. I did a sting report both here and VL so if you want to dig it up go for it . Not really much happened, got lucky I guessIm so jealous and wasn't it a T.serraltus that gave you a little tag just a while back Brian?
the highest i've ever seen a scorpion was a C. exilicauda at eye level on a 15-20 foot palm tree.John, you are probably correct. Some species even thrive in old urban neighborhoods down in South America living under houses and such.
Seems like there are a few true tree dwellers but someone else needs to shed some light on that.
thats not good. thats dangerous.T.stigmurus(unifasciata) also occur in urban areas. I found some here in my hause. When i found stigmurus in the jungle they were always in the ground. under rocks and wood.
Tom is exactly right! Tityus are all buthids. Buthids are as a rule the hottest of all scorpions. Even though few are dangerous, all have hot stings and should be given the up most respect. Since i know a lot of you seem to enjoy the 1-5 scale rather than LD50, i'll put it this way buthids that are just a level 3 pack serious heat! In fact, why dont we just make a blanket rule here:Scorpions what belong to the genus Tityus are very dangerous !! and no beginners species.