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First sting

Discussion in 'Scorpion Talk' started by IMHOTEP, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. IMHOTEP

    IMHOTEP New Member

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    So I have had this emperor scorpion Imhotep, almost 3 years, incident free. Sun it stung my dad's middle finger twice, it is still very swollen stiff and itchy. I have a picture, tho is not the best. No reaction other than to sting site.
    Anyone with experience please share
    This picture is from today

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    Telson Well-Known Member

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    Nice! Emperors have weak venom, thats a doozy! Did he say it burned alot? Looks like it unloaded :)
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    IMHOTEP New Member

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    Yes, burned like heck he said.
    I think this last molt has left my lil guy feeling much more confident ;)
    Glad to see it looks pretty normal, then.
    Thank you for your reply :)
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    Telson Well-Known Member

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    In truth, that looks like an extreme reaction to weak venom..I would be careful around the more potent species, if I were your dad. He could react very badly to say..a bark scorpion, or even another emperor sting. You can never tell. The reason I say this is that i've been stung a few times by scorpions with much higher potency, and it never turned red or swelled up. He may be sensitive to them.
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