Talk:Scorpion

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Is that correct?[edit]

under the anatomy section, on the diagram, number 11 is pointing to something on the tail but its labeled as the anus and number 12 which is pointed underneath the scorpion isn't labeled. I don't know the anatomy of a scorpion I just think the anatomy diagram needs to be double checked. - User:Atownballer8/19/12

The captions on the morphology diagram conflict with those in the diagram's Wikipedia page, see File:Scorpion anatomy.png. I am not an expert, which captions are correct? Verbcatcher (talk) 18:23, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

Scorpion stings[edit]

Medical management of scorpion stings in the New England Journal of Medicine doi:10.1056/NEJMra1401108 JFW | T@lk 21:49, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

Pectines[edit]

Added a little explanation for the pectines: pectines, which are a pair of limbs transformed into sensory organs which makes them a little bit more understandable. I hope everyones ok with that. I have also a link to this NCBI-Paper which i will try to incorporate. — Preceding unsigned comment added by PhilippMontazem (talkcontribs) 06:46, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

New evidence?[edit]

http://rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/11/1/20140815 206.87.0.111 (talk) 08:53, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

Harvesting section[edit]

There are several problems with the harvesting section. Firstly "harvesting" suggests farming, but it seems that scorpions are only caught from the wild.

The $39M per gallon figure is inadequate sourced and confusing. The equivalent figure of $10,000 per ml would make more sense. However the citation chain ends in a blog that does look reliable.

  1. Cited source: Medina, Daniel A. "A look at Pakistan’s amazingly lucrative scorpion trade". Quartz. Atlantic Media Company. 
  2. This cites "Think Gas is Expensive? Try Scorpion Venom". The Wall Street Journal. May 16, 2007. 
  3. This cites "The Price of a Gallon". cockeyed.com. 

We should not be repeating facts whose only effective source is cockeyed.com. This source being referenced in a Wall Street Journal blog is insufficient.

There is better support for the $50,000 per scorpion figure. The cited source cites an Al Jazeera report (Javaid, Maham (8 October 2014). "The scorpion hunters of Pakistan". Al Jazeera. ) This is a good source that we should cite directly. However, this only says that a scorpion broker claimed that a 60 gram scorpion could fetch at least $50,000. It also says that farmers are paid about $100 for 40 gram scorpions. I will modify the article accordingly. Verbcatcher (talk) 15:45, 3 July 2015 (UTC)