Information about specific bites - scorpions and spiders
The arachnid class (scorpions, spiders, harvest mites etc.) live
anywhere. While they have common characteristics, arachnid orders
are morphologically very different. The toxicity of the venom
and inoculating organ of some represent very efficient attack
and defence mechanisms.
scorpion is part of the arachnid family. Its order contains an amazing
14,000 species. Their great adaptive ability means they can be found
in diverse settings; caves, beaches, tropical and Mediterranean forests,
steppes, deserts etc. Size varies from 1 to 25 cms and their life
span is about 3 years.
Their peak activity period is the beginning of night when they go
hunting. When they sting, the muscled tail with the sting at its
end is projected towards the front. The symptoms of a scorpion sting
can be quite variable. In most cases the principal symptom is very
intense pain for 12 to 24 hours. This is sometimes accompanied by
sweating, shaking, colic or nausea. Risk of death is mainly amongst
children and young adolescents.
Use of the Aspivenin® pump can significantly reduce the venom
injected and immediately relieve the pain and discomfort, however,
in serious cases medical care should always be sought without delay.
are part of the Arachnid family and they live in all inhabited areas.
40,000 species have been recorded. All spiders are venomous and a small
number of species are truly dangerous. The complexity of their venom
is like that of snakes.
the inoculation of spider’s venom causes a painful inflammatory
reaction, but there are many other complex symptoms which are both varied
and more or less serious according the case. Some of the species with
very toxic venom are the button spider and the black widow. Tarantulas,
although much feared, seldom deliver a fatal bite.
a spider bite, Aspivenin® is the best thing to use to relieve pain
and decrease stress and fear. If bitten by a known highly-venomous spider,
such as an Australian funnel-web or black widow, always seek medical
attention, whilst removing as much of the venom as possible with the
Aspivenin® vacuum pump.