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#21 Online gcsnelling - Posted November 13 2017 - 10:31 AM

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just saying the ones with smaller claws have a more potent poison

 

Not always true.


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#22 Offline mbullock42086 - Posted November 14 2017 - 8:01 PM

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just saying the ones with smaller claws have a more potent poison

most scorpions throughout north america actually tend to have slender chelae and thick robust tails, the only dangerous scorpion in the USA is C. sculpturatus, and only if you're elderly, very young, recovering from surgery, etc.  Excluding the bark scorpions, the strongest scorpion venom you'll encounter in the USA is Hadrurus, and those aren't dangerous.  It is fairly painful and the pain lasts a couple of days, though.


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#23 Offline Martialis - Posted November 17 2017 - 8:24 AM

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That actually isn't true at all. There are scorpions with fat claws too that can kill you, and thin claws that aren't all too potent. The black scorpion is a famous disapproval of the "Claws" rule.


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