There are many beneficial ingredients in the deadly poison that help make advanced medicines. At the moment, it is taken from scorpions manually, which is not only ineffective, but also dangerous. However, the first machines for “milking” scorpions were created.
teller: Leiurus quinquestriatus is one of the most dangerous scorpions on the planet. What makes it so dangerous is also the most expensive liquid in the world. The cost of the venom of this scorpion is 40.96 million PLN per liter.
Yes, you read that correctly. This poison costs 40.96 million PLN per liter. Even if you have that much money, you can’t just buy 1 liter of this liquid because you can only get it in small quantities. For about 520 PLN, you can get a drop smaller than a grain of sugar. The reason is quite simple: the poison is difficult to obtain.
The venom is extracted from scorpions by hand. One scorpion produces no more than a milligram of venom at a time. So let’s calculate. To get a liter of poison from one kick, you must “milk” more than 713,000 of them. times. You will likely get stuck in the process. One bite is not enough to kill a healthy person, but it is still painful.
Steve Trim, founder of Venomtech: It is a hundred times more painful than a bee sting, but the pain is a subjective and emotional experience, so it is difficult to accurately assess it. You will definitely have a spoiled day.
teller: This is Steve Trim, founder of Venomtech. He is one of the few people who are brave enough to take care of these animals. He does this because There are many beneficial ingredients in this deadly poison that help in making miraculous medicines. For example, chlorine toxins are the perfect size for attaching to some cancer cells in the brain and spine, helping to determine the size and location of tumors.
Scientists also used scorpions to eradicate malaria in mosquitoes. Kaleotoxin was given to mice to combat bone diseases. Scientists hope it will work with humans, too. These are just a few of the medicinal benefits that scientists have found using scorpion venom. The more they search for it, the more uses they find. For this reason, the demand for poison continues to grow. So scientists are trying to find a way to get more of it faster.
Scientists in Morocco have created the first remote-controlled machine to “milk” scorpions. He can safely collect poison from four scorpions at once. It doesn’t sound like much, but it’s still four times faster than a human. Scientists hope it will hit the market in a few years, making the whole process faster and safer.
Maybe you think “faster and safer?” “Maybe I should start my own scorpion farm?” Get on the line, smart.
Steve Trim: People think this is a quick way to get rich. However, they do not understand how to use scorpion venom. Many people come to us and say that they have 300 grams of scorpion venom. They ask if we want to buy it. We answer them, “No, because we have.”
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