Besides being one of the most dangerous animals on earth, the venom of scorpions and snakes is the most expensive liquid in the world. For example, the black cobra king blows poison into the air at no less than 4 thousand dollars, and similarly the scorpion that is milked to extract its venom carries in its stomach wealth Equivalent to the budgets of giant companies.
In addition to their exorbitant price, they are treasures in the belly of death. The lives of millions are dependent on these drops produced by terrifying creatures. Drug companies and research centers search for them as if they are looking for a precious gem, where they treat poison with poison, and 4 liters of scorpion venom cost 40 million dollars, so a few gallons of this The poison is equivalent to the budget of several countries.
The price of a gallon of poison produced by a king cobra is 153,000 dollars, but it produces an amount that is thousands of times more than a scorpion in each bite, and thousands of people are saved annually because of anti-venoms. .
It may seem a successful business to hunt scorpions, regardless of the fact that the sting of a “death stalker” is a hundred times more painful than a bee sting, and to collect a gallon of venom, that is, about 3 liters, the liquid must be extracted from millions of scorpions, according to a Sky News report.
The high price of the liquid is due to the difficulty of obtaining the scorpions themselves, as well as the process of extracting poison from them, as only one milligram can be obtained from each scorpion, but some Arab youth initiatives in Egypt, Morocco and Algeria have contributed to the success of such important projects.
A Moroccan team developed a device years ago that speeds up the process of milking scorpions 4 times and significantly reduces its danger, by making the process automatic and not manual.
The venom of scorpions was previously used to fight malaria, and it was tested with mice to treat bone diseases, in the hope that the results would reveal future solutions to serious human diseases..