Squished Scorpion 50mm Minolta

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  1. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    A6000 and 50mm Minolta

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  2. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Yikes!
     
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  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    My wife found it in the middle of the night, and of course had to wake me up.

    The miniature world has some truley frightening creatures.
     
  4. soeren

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    Are those poisonous?
     
  5. SamSS

    SamSS TalkEmount Regular

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    Aww, no stinger?
     
  6. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave

    Um, ya. Won't kill you, but hurts like heck.
     
  7. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

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    Dave

    Not one in sight.
     
  8. soeren

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  9. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

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  10. soeren

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    rNo it doesn't.
    Ixodes ricinus reaches a lenght of 4mm as an adult. Carrier of Borreliose and TBE. Youre probably familiar with both.
    Borreliose Is a decease caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi, often found in deer. It is transfered to humans by Ixodes ricinus when it sucks blood. Borreliose can cause paralysis, inregularities in heartrytm and nerve damages in generel.
    TBE. Tick-Borne Encephalitis (virus) well..... Thankfully its not that common here......yet.
    I think we face a higher risk of being killed by a mountainbiker when in the Woods here :) No bears, snakes or alligators. Those ticks are very common though and pretty anoying
     
  11. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Ok, now its Scary
     
  12. soeren

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    :)
     
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  13. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    I bet more people die every year from diseases caught from tick bites than from scorpion stings.
     
  14. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave

    For sure.
     
  15. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

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    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    Ugh! Deer ticks. Lyme Disease. >:-(

    The creepy crawlies that you can't always see are the worst!

    Had a scorpion about the size of an adult palm find it's way into the house a few years ago. Luckily the cats tore it apart before I discovered it. Didn't mention it to the others, otherwise I think they would've freaked out.
     
  16. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    I've read that the little ones are far more poisonous than the big ones.
     
  17. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

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    Will
    Yes, their venom is more dangerous. The big ones are imposing looking!
    But I've had more nasty critters than them on my property....big black widows in the garage, a rattlesnake in the backyard while I was doing landscaping (that gave me a good scare!)
     
  18. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave

    Yes, the little ones are the worst.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arizona_bark_scorpion