While a sting from the Deathstalker isn’t usually lethal, the pain one sting imposes is visceral.
Steve Trim, the founder of Venomtech, elaborated on this:
“I’d easily put it being a hundred times more painful than a bee sting, but because pain is a subjective and emotional experience, it’s difficult to really get a quantification on that. But it’s definitely gonna ruin your day.”
Nevertheless, the scorpion has been mystifying people for years.
— Trey Graham (@treygraham) April 24, 2017
Although the venom of the deathstalker, one of the most dangerous scorpions in the world, is life-threatening, it also has the potential to help treat brain tumors. pic.twitter.com/dOUOPNbK58
— Believe It or Not! (@Ripleys) December 16, 2017
When I met the Deathstalker scorpion, one of the most dangerous in the world, she surprised @ROMtoronto staff by responding to me in this way. She doesn't do it for others, but starting Monday, maybe you? pic.twitter.com/zSVb4vMzoB
— Kris Abel (@RealKrisAbel) September 20, 2018
— Royal Ontario Museum (@ROMtoronto) November 30, 2018
— Matt Clayton (@ubergeek1975) December 29, 2014
Deathstalker scorpion…could it have a more badass name #PlanetEarth
— Asif Pathan (@akpat786) November 27, 2016
#FOTD The Deathstalker Scorpion has the most toxic venom of the scorpions for which results exists
— Steve Backshall (@SteveBackshall) September 13, 2015
Though its sting certainly isn’t enviable, this little critter may just lead to some stunning breakthroughs in medicine.