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Sting report- Anuroctonus P. bajae 'Baja mafia scorpion'

MBullock

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Unlike the parent species, of which i cannot name due to censor filter, which has extremely weak venom and relies on its size and strength, Bajae has stronger venom- akin to hadrurus in effect.

I was tagged the night i collected 6 individuals, twice. One tagged me in the palm as it sat on my hand (never had a scorp do that to me before btw WEIRD) and another tagged my finger, the effects were mild at the time, just like the parent species, however a day later, side-effects began to appear- i developed localized cellulitis and swelling at both sting sites along with itching, something I've never experienced with coastal mafia scorpions which are so impotent that a full-blown envenomation does nothing but a slight tingle.

It doesnt seem to be dangerous but may cause issues in people that tend to get cellulitis reactions from weird things. may be of interest pharmacologically as well, since these also seem to produce a great deal more anuroctoxin- I noted a slight weak feeling, as blocking the potassium channels affects the muscles slightly. thought y'all would find that interesting. I'll add a picture of the sting sites in a bit.
 

MBullock

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octanejunkie

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Your "sacrifice" in the name of science will be noted on your tombstone as follows:

"Here likes @MBullock who never met a sting he couldn't swing"

Thanks for sharing, compadre
 

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Famous final words: "I wonder what the venom feels like"
A question Coyote Peterson no longer asks, either

Free ticket to Bangladesh if you're willing to sleep in pit viper den and film it
 
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