Scorpions are predatory arachnids of the order Scorpiones. They have eight legs, and are easily recognized by a pair of grasping pincers and a narrow, segmented tail, often carried in a characteristic forward curve over the back and always ending with a stinger.
They are insects which can be very deadly. They often hide in holes and crevices.
It is a well known fact that scorpions are highly dreaded because of their sting. When they sting, they often transmit poison. This is why we usually kill them when we sight them.
The poison of Scorpions is usually found at the stinger of the Scorpion which is located at the tail.
When Scorpions sting, they can be very painful and disturbing. Such pains can persist for long.
Also, Scorpions can release venom or poison which can travel through the bloodstream and cause more harm to the stung individual.
Interestingly, Scorpion venoms or poisons are highly valued because of their medicinal purposes.
The venom contains useful proteins and other nutrients.
This protein found in Scorpion venoms is used for the treatment of diseases like multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease.
It is usually harvested and can be sold for a lot of money, particularly the Scorpion specie called Deathstalker.
According to American financial and business news (Business Insider) this venom is regarded as one of the most expensive liquid in the world as it costs $39 million per gallon.
The process of harvesting the venom is a very tedious one. A droplet of it costs $130 Dollars. See VIDEO.
So, now you know how much you can make from Scorpions, will you still kill them again?
Source: Business Insider