Tuesday, April 20, 2021

US$39 Million per Gallon Liquid – Economics 14

Fig 01- An insect, just for illustration only

All of us might know scorpions, their stings are painful, and few scorpions may kill people.

There are 2,000 scorpion species worldwide, but 30 to 40 species only could cause life threatening.

USA has one species of dangerous scorpion to human, called as bark scorpion, with scientific name is Centruroides sculpturatus.

This species mainly live in Arizona, but also may be found in the areas of:

- New Mexico

- southern Utah

- southern Nevada

- Mexico, include the states such as Chihuahua and Sonora.

Surprising for me that scorpion poison in form of liquid is the most expensive liquid in the world.

Why the liquid price could reach US$ 39 million per gallon (3.8 litter)?


Fig 02- Little palm tree fruits


Fig 03- Green chili.

The reason scorpion venom so expensive is that the poison is useful for medical purposes.

Its venom contains one of important chemical components, namely chlorotoxin. The chlorotoxin able to:

- bind cancer in the locations such as spinal cord and brain.

Hence, scientists and medical professional able to detect exact location and exact size of cancer cells.

Then, scientist may develop the methods to manage and even might cure the cancer.

34 comments:

  1. Especially in Eastern part of our country, there are many kind of Scorpions. We moved to west side of our country 2 years ago. When we were there especially in summer time, we saw them or cought them many in our houses. Thanks God, here we have not seen them in our new homes. I am not sure but According to rumor; world most poisebed Scorpion lives in Adıyaman city in Turkey. It called "red scorpion". Have a great day.

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  2. Eek, spiders and suchlike make my skin crawl.

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  3. Didn't know that scorpion venom is so expensive and useful for medical purposes. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. may because of highly demand


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      US$39 Million per Gallon Liquid – Economics 14
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      Fig 01- An insect, just for illustration only

      All of us might know scorpions, their stings are painful, and few scorpions may kill people.

      There are 2,000 scorpion species worldwide, but 30 to 40 species only could cause life threatening.

      USA has one species of dangerous scorpion to human, called as bark scorpion, with scientific name is Centruroides sculpturatus.

      This species mainly live in Arizona, but also may be found in the areas of:
      - New Mexico
      - southern Utah
      - southern Nevada
      - Mexico, include the states such as Chihuahua and Sonora.

      Surprising for me that scorpion poison in form of liquid is the most expensive liquid in the world.

      Why the liquid price could reach US$ 39 million per gallon (3.8 litter)?

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  4. ...I'm glad that I don't live in those states!

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  5. Interesting … one man’s poison is another man’s medicine. Medical help should be a human right for everyone and in a perfect world; the cost should be zero dollars or at least achievable.

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      Fig 02- Little palm tree fruits

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  7. Tanza, Very interesting. Didn't realize the value of these little poisonous critters! Stay Safe and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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  8. It's amazing what they do with a little venom, but I wouldn't want to be the one collecting it.

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  9. Thank you very much for your helpful post!

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      US$39 Million per Gallon Liquid – Economics 14
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      Fig 03- Green chili.

      The reason scorpion venom so expensive is that the poison is useful for medical purposes.

      Its venom contains one of important chemical components, namely chlorotoxin. The chlorotoxin able to:

      - bind cancer in the locations such as spinal cord and brain.

      Hence, scientists and medical professional able to detect exact location and exact size of cancer cells.

      Then, scientist may develop the methods to manage and even might cure the cancer.

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  10. I know I don't like stinging scorpions. Especially, when they are bed with you.

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    1. I see ....


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      US$39 Million per Gallon Liquid – Economics 14
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      Fig 01- An insect, just for illustration only

      All of us might know scorpions, their stings are painful, and few scorpions may kill people.

      There are 2,000 scorpion species worldwide, but 30 to 40 species only could cause life threatening.

      USA has one species of dangerous scorpion to human, called as bark scorpion, with scientific name is Centruroides sculpturatus.

      This species mainly live in Arizona, but also may be found in the areas of:
      - New Mexico
      - southern Utah
      - southern Nevada
      - Mexico, include the states such as Chihuahua and Sonora.

      Surprising for me that scorpion poison in form of liquid is the most expensive liquid in the world.

      Why the liquid price could reach US$ 39 million per gallon (3.8 litter)?

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  11. No wonder the venom brings such a high price.

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  12. En France on trouve aussi des scorpions mais que dans le Sud, chez moi il n'y en a pas. Bonne journée

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      Fig 02- Little palm tree fruits

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  13. I think that the reason is that its so expensive: The scorpions are usually "milked" by hand without hurting them in a slow process because you are left with super little poison every time. About 2 milligrams of poison is extracted with each session. To give you an idea (if you feel like getting rich by buying a scorpion sometime), imagine milking the spine nearly 3 million times to get a gallon.I has read once that a few researchers are currently perfecting a device that can extract venom from multiple scorpions at the same time to speed up this process. Then the price will probably go down a bit.

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    1. You are absolutely right.... agree with you.


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      US$39 Million per Gallon Liquid – Economics 14
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      Fig 03- Green chili.

      The reason scorpion venom so expensive is that the poison is useful for medical purposes.

      Its venom contains one of important chemical components, namely chlorotoxin. The chlorotoxin able to:

      - bind cancer in the locations such as spinal cord and brain.

      Hence, scientists and medical professional able to detect exact location and exact size of cancer cells.

      Then, scientist may develop the methods to manage and even might cure the cancer.


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  14. I didn't know this about scorpion venom, interesting !!

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  15. Very interesting informations 😊

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      US$39 Million per Gallon Liquid – Economics 14
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      Fig 01- An insect, just for illustration only

      All of us might know scorpions, their stings are painful, and few scorpions may kill people.

      There are 2,000 scorpion species worldwide, but 30 to 40 species only could cause life threatening.

      USA has one species of dangerous scorpion to human, called as bark scorpion, with scientific name is Centruroides sculpturatus.

      This species mainly live in Arizona, but also may be found in the areas of:
      - New Mexico
      - southern Utah
      - southern Nevada
      - Mexico, include the states such as Chihuahua and Sonora.

      Surprising for me that scorpion poison in form of liquid is the most expensive liquid in the world.

      Why the liquid price could reach US$ 39 million per gallon (3.8 litter)?

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  16. This is very interesting information, thanks.

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  17. I wouldn't want to be near one, ever.

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    1. I see....


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      Fig 02- Little palm tree fruits

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  18. Very informative post and great photos ~ XX

    ps. ~ feeling better ~ thanks for your well wishes


    Living moment by moment

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  19. Molto interessante, da noi gli scorpioni non ci sono...

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      US$39 Million per Gallon Liquid – Economics 14
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      Fig 03- Green chili.

      The reason scorpion venom so expensive is that the poison is useful for medical purposes.

      Its venom contains one of important chemical components, namely chlorotoxin. The chlorotoxin able to:

      - bind cancer in the locations such as spinal cord and brain.

      Hence, scientists and medical professional able to detect exact location and exact size of cancer cells.

      Then, scientist may develop the methods to manage and even might cure the cancer.

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  20. Hola Tanza, es muy interesante, no conocía lo del veneno.
    Que tengas un buen día.
    Saludos

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  21. Vaya, no sabía que costara tanto.
    Cuídate.
    Un abrazo.

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      US$39 Million per Gallon Liquid – Economics 14
      -
      Fig 01- An insect, just for illustration only

      All of us might know scorpions, their stings are painful, and few scorpions may kill people.

      There are 2,000 scorpion species worldwide, but 30 to 40 species only could cause life threatening.

      USA has one species of dangerous scorpion to human, called as bark scorpion, with scientific name is Centruroides sculpturatus.

      This species mainly live in Arizona, but also may be found in the areas of:
      - New Mexico
      - southern Utah
      - southern Nevada
      - Mexico, include the states such as Chihuahua and Sonora.

      Surprising for me that scorpion poison in form of liquid is the most expensive liquid in the world.

      Why the liquid price could reach US$ 39 million per gallon (3.8 litter)?

      Delete
  22. I know one of my friend who used to live in Arizona literally cried about scorpions in her house but now they moved.
    I did not know scorpion venom is expensive and has medical value. Good to know!

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