The Web's Only Official All-Scorpion Forum!
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

The Web's Only Official All-Scorpion Forum!

HomePortalSearchRegisterLog in


 Buthus occitanus (?)

Go down 

Number of posts : 2
Age : 64
Registration date : 2012-10-01

Buthus occitanus (?) Empty
PostSubject: Buthus occitanus (?)   Buthus occitanus (?) Empty10/5/2012, 10:25 am

While in Portugal I found a colony of very large scorpions - I assume they were a large race of B occitanus.
Stupidly, I picked one up by the tail (I didn't realise they could actually rotate the sting!), and it pushed its sting into my thumb.
First it was like a mild wasp sting, but increased gradually until it was a severe throbbing pain (as if I'd hit my thumb very hard with a hammer).
It was a cool day - if the scorpion had been less lethargic it could have been much worse I suppose.
Back to top Go down
Callum B
Callum B

Number of posts : 1096
Age : 31
Registration date : 2008-09-21

Buthus occitanus (?) Empty
PostSubject: Re: Buthus occitanus (?)   Buthus occitanus (?) Empty10/9/2012, 2:12 pm

I love Buthus!!

Where abouts in Portugal were you? I found quite a lot of Buthus ibericus last year on the coast near Sagres.

They were a lot bigger than I expected them to be, and are some of the most aggressive/defensive scorpions I've ever come across. I kept my hands well away lol.
Back to top Go down
Buthus occitanus (?)
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
The Web's Only Official All-Scorpion Forum! :: The Scorpion's Lair :: Envenomation Reports-
Jump to: