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How Dangerous Are These Scorpions And What's Best If One Stung You?

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lostinisaan    4,457

Within only two days, I had to "show two ( for me) huge black Scorpions the door." Got a set of tongs ready for the next, that might come around.

We do not kill such animals so we're careful, switch the lights on to be sure that there's no scorpion around. I've attached a photo, what they looked like.

The one was not that big, but at least as big as my wife's hand. What's the best treatment if one of us would have the bad luck to get stung by one of these creatures?

Thanks a lot in advance for any useful information about common Scorpions in the northeast.-wai2.gif

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NeverSure    26,742

LOL. SpokaneAl likes that. thumbsup.gif

I like it too, right next to broken legs and the measles. w00t.gif

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crazygreg44    658

You should learn from this, it's always dangerous to move stones, debris, dry wood piles or old wood logs. In most case, there are scorpions nesting underneath. A bite will take you from a very nasty painful sting that you will fell weeks later, to a certain death when left untreated for 20 minutes.

in the scrub, torn, and wild countryside, whether it's been south Tennesee or south Eesaan, i ve adepted the habit to let my eyes scan the ground while I walk.

The risk is foreseeable. The deeper in the bush you are, the more dangerous your environment becomes.

I am surprised you mention you don't kill them . . . if i find any of them around the house, I will kill them instantly. They are not by far such an endangered species as we humans are !

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sezzo    62

Not sure about the one in the photo but all in our family at the farm have been bitten by the browny/black scorpions a few times. It stings for about 24 - 30 hours but no problems after that. They are about 40 - 50 mm long. Not sure about the bigger, black ones that you find under water tanks, logs etc

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cornishcarlos    5,367

Generally, the bigger the pincers, the less potent the sting.

Scorpions with relatively large pincers as above, need them to hang on to prey whilst their poison does its work.

Little pincers means that they don't need to hang on long cause they've already nailed you :)

Unless you get a bad reaction to the poison, it will just be like a bad wasp sting...

Respect to the OP for catch n release approach..

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lostinisaan    4,457

Lostinisaan, they have a lot less powerful venom than the local millipedes. Those are worth watching out for (having been bitten twice!)

Thanks, mate. Thought they'd sting?. Are you still alive? coffee1.gif

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lostinisaan    4,457

Not sure about the one in the photo but all in our family at the farm have been bitten by the browny/black scorpions a few times. It stings for about 24 - 30 hours but no problems after that. They are about 40 - 50 mm long. Not sure about the bigger, black ones that you find under water tanks, logs etc

40- 50 mm "long"?

These guys who came for a visit were about ( at least) 150 mm long. Without the dangerous tail. I like big spiders and spiders look like pets to me, comparing to these creatures.

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NE1    411

The black ones are called Elephant Scorpions , have come across two in the house in recent years.

Got stung by one of the smaller brown ones while i was sleeping , ice pack on the sting for as long as possible , 12 hours mild pain , next 12 hours it subsides.

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lostinisaan    4,457

You should learn from this, it's always dangerous to move stones, debris, dry wood piles or old wood logs. In most case, there are scorpions nesting underneath. A bite will take you from a very nasty painful sting that you will fell weeks later, to a certain death when left untreated for 20 minutes.

in the scrub, torn, and wild countryside, whether it's been south Tennesee or south Eesaan, i ve adepted the habit to let my eyes scan the ground while I walk.

The risk is foreseeable. The deeper in the bush you are, the more dangerous your environment becomes.

I am surprised you mention you don't kill them . . . if i find any of them around the house, I will kill them instantly. They are not by far such an endangered species as we humans are !

I did learn from this, getting better to catch them with a tool, walk them out on the road and drop them of at a guy's house who's absolutely not liked in the hood.

We very seldom move stones. debris ( makes me think about airplanes, sorry) inside our house. Bur yes, dry wood, gotta be careful with our tables and chairs from now on.

Now I'm really glad that we didn't move into the bushes of lower northeast. Why I don't kill them is a good question.

Neither my wife, nor our 16 year old son wants that. You don't have to kill everything you're scared of. Just thinking about the general now....

BTW, son had the brilliant idea to use such a tool to grab them at their tail. There's no chance for them to do any damage to you.. Just watch their movement and be prepared.

Killing is a strange topic. I could kill a human being for raping my child, for example, but I couldn't kill a dog. Thanks for the helpful knowledge.

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lostinisaan    4,457

If the Army guy makes it to Sisaket, I could kidnap him and open up a little zoo, where he can deliver his fantastic speeches to those who listen.

Scorpions, snakes, Tarantulas and huge centipedes would have to share a place with him then. I already feel sorry for them.

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lostoday    1,576

LOL. SpokaneAl likes that. thumbsup.gif

I like it too, right next to broken legs and the measles. w00t.gif

Don't worry. Thai scorpions are not as dangerous as the North American kind, more like a bee/wasp sting.

Two recorded fatalities have occurred in the state of Arizona since 1968; the number of victims stung each year in Arizona is estimated to be in the thousands. In Mexico, more than 100,000 people are stung annually, and during a peak period in the 1980s, the bark scorpion claimed up to 800 lives there

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