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Buthus occitanus scorpion
The scorpion is an African rainforest species,but also present in savanna. It is found in a number of African countries, including Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Togo, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Cameroon.
A component of the deathstalker’s venom, the peptide chlorotoxin, has shown potential for treating human brain tumors. There has also been some evidence to show that other components of the venom may aid in the regulation of insulin and could be used to treat diabetes.
In 2015 clinical trials were beginning of the use of chlorotoxin with a fluorescent molecule attached as brain tumour “paint” (BLZ-100), to mark cancerous cells in real time during an operation. This is important in brain cancer surgery, where it is vital both to remove as many cancerous cells as possible, but not to remove healthy tissue necessary for brain functioning. In preclinical animal trials the technique could highlight extremely small clusters of as few as 200 cancer cells, compared to the standard use of MRI, with a lower limit in excess of 500,000.
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Buthus occitanus scorpion venom for sale Even though Buthus occitanus scorpions are found throughout the Mediterranean region, a lack of distinctive characteristics has hampered their classification into different subspecies. Yet, stings from this particular scorpion family are reported each year to result in pain followed by various toxic symptoms. In order to determine the toxicity origin of the rare French Buthus occitanus Amoreux scorpion, we collected several specimens and studied their venom composition using a nano ultra high performance liquid chromatography and matrix assisted laser desorption/ionisation time-of-flight mass spectrometry (nano UHPLC/MALDI-TOF-MS) automated workflow combined with an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) approach. Moreover, we compared this dataset to that obtained from highly lethal Androctonus australis and Androctonus mauretanicus scorpions collected in North Africa. As a result, we found that the Buthus occitanus Amoreux venom is toxic to mice, an observation that is most likely caused by venom components that inhibit voltage-gated sodium channel inactivation. Moreover, we identified similarities in venom composition between Buthus occitanus scorpions living in the South of France and other Buthidae collected in Morocco and Algeria. As such, the results of this study should be taken into consideration when treating stings from the Buthus occitanus species living in the South of France.
It is a scorpion or scorpion of yellowish color, with a size of about 12 to 15 centimeters with the tail unfolded. This tail is segmented and ends in a light brown sting. Let’s not forget that it is an arachnid; Thus, like spiders, it has eight legs, but it is also characterized by its two anterior pedipalps (forceps).
It inhabits arid and stony areas. In general it shuns the wet areas.
The male and the female are caught by the pedipalps and turn in circles for a few minutes. After this movement, the male deposits a bag of sperm on the ground that is later collected by the female.
It feeds on insects and other arachnids.
Life and customs
It is normally active in the hot months. It is hidden during the day under stones, needles or leaves or cracks in walls. At night he goes hunting and has a certain phototropism (he is attracted by light, probably because of the insects he can find there).
It has great climbing abilities: it can be found on walls and ceilings.
Its bite is not normally fatal, although it can be dangerous in small animals, children, the elderly and allergic people. The treatment for your bite is to apply a soft tourniquet as soon as possible and take anti-histamines, after which you must visit as soon as possible a doctor, who can administer a serum to prevent cellular atrophy of the affected area.