Picture of the Day for 05-18-2006
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I found and killed this scorpion whilst removing the wood around my old hot tub with my bare hands. I'm such a man.
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Rob What kind of damage can that little critter do to humans? Possible death? May 18th 2006 06:27:29 AM
Abuelo Where there is one scorpion, there are many. Look around. May 18th 2006 07:42:43 AM
chicos tacos Hi, I'm Aaron Wine. You may remember me from such other nature films as "Earwigs, Ew." and "Man Vs Nature... The Road To Victory" May 18th 2006 10:03:44 AM
kimberly are you sure you want to help tear out the deck, abuelo? that seems to be where they are living. personally, i'm freaked out by them!! May 18th 2006 12:43:32 PM
kimberly are you sure you want to help tear out the deck, abuelo? that seems to be where they are living. personally, i'm freaked out by them!! May 18th 2006 12:48:29 PM
kimberly When handled or disturbed, scorpions can inflict a painful sting using the poison gland at the end of the tail. Avoiding their habitats helps prevent stings. The stings from Texas scorpions produce only moderate reactions in most people because the poison has little affect on the nervous system. However, a person who is stung by a scorpion should be watched closely for adverse reactions. An ice pack applied to the affected area will relieve some pain. If swelling and/or pain persists or if breathing difficulties occur, immediate medical attention is necessary. May 18th 2006 12:50:17 PM
kimberly on the other hand, i seem to remember seeing the scorpions in concert once, and that caused no adverse reactions. May 18th 2006 12:56:34 PM
Admin The only adverse effect I've had from listening to the Scorpions was an inablility to stabilize the head and neck region of my body, while I totally rocked out. May 18th 2006 03:46:52 PM
Mr. Peach I've had my share of bad luck with scorpions. The real ones, not the headbangers. They're sting feels not unlike being burned or touching a very hot object, except that it doesn't go away. A good home remedy for this is a paste made from water and meat tenderizer, no kidding. On the bright side, scoripions are quite sensitive to pesticides and toxins. If you have them, your yard is probably pretty safe. Yes, they do glow under a UV light. Helpful for finding them in the dark. May 23rd 2006 07:00:53 PM
Admin I think I once heard that the sound from their tail strike is from the tip of their tail reaching a speed faster than the speed of sound thus resulting in a mini sonic boom. May 24th 2006 02:38:55 PM