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Top five deadliest scorpions?

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

  1. BigJ999

    BigJ999 Arachnoknight

    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.

  3. skar

    skar Arachnobaron

    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

    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.
  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.
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