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By the way, the Emperor Scorpion, probably the largest and most iconic scorpion species, is often used as the model for these ScaryScorpions, but don't fall for the RealityIsUnrealistic trap. Emperor Scorpions are good examples of the retiring type, preferring to run and hide and rarely attacking except in self-defense. Plus, they're one of the least venomous species of scorpions. They also make good pets, and while perhaps not as affectionate as, say, a rabbit, there's no reason why a scorpion wouldn't make a nice companion.

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As a general rule, the danger of a scorpion's venom is inversely proportional to the size of the scorpion and especially the size of its claws- scorpions with small, thin claws have deadlier venom to compensate, while scorpions with large claws prefer to pinch rather than sting. The sting of the Emperor Scorpion, for example, is only about as painful and venomous as your average wasp, while the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Deathstalker Scorpion]], a tiny creature with thin little claws, has a sting that causes excruciating pain and can (rarely) lead to death in very young or very old humans. However, proper administration of antivenom can alleviate symptoms, and should be sought out even in healthy adults.

By the way, the Emperor Scorpion, probably the largest and most iconic scorpion species, is often used as the model for these ScaryScorpions, but don't fall for the RealityIsUnrealistic trap. Emperor Scorpions are good examples of the retiring type, preferring to run and hide and rarely attacking except in self-defense. Plus, they're one of the least venomous species of scorpions.scorpions, as mentioned above. They also make good pets, and while perhaps not as affectionate as, say, a rabbit, there's no reason why a scorpion wouldn't make a nice companion.
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