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.
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.