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[-] shalafi@lemmy.world 73 points 1 week ago

Poor guy had a permit and still had to spend the night in jail.

"Joey, have you ever been in a Turkish Prison..."

[-] Empricorn@feddit.nl 24 points 1 week ago

Sounds better than being near 1500 scorpions and spiders.

[-] themeatbridge@lemmy.world 47 points 1 week ago

According to the police, one liter of medicine from scorpion venom could be worth $10 million, which is why it was prohibited to take these animal species out of the country.

If that seems like a dramatic exaggeration of the value or quantity of venom you could get from scorpions. A quick google search shows you can get 2 mg of venom per scorpion, and it is indeed one of the most valuable liquids on earth. Assuming it's roughly 1 mg per ml, 500 scorpions could make a liter, but professional scorpion farmers only manage to milk about 50 per day.

https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/turkish-scorpion-farmer-milks-arachnids-their-expensive-venom-2022-08-16/

It kind of makes me wonder how quickly scorpions reproduce, and how many I can hide from my wife...

[-] Killing_Spark@feddit.de 27 points 1 week ago

Be careful it starts with just one scorpion and suddenly you are involved in a show about a deranged exotic animal fan that supports trump with an arch nemesis that fed their husband to a tiger.

[-] Wogi@lemmy.world 7 points 1 week ago

GOD DAMN CAROL BASKINNNS

but for real she like, probably didn't kill her husband.

[-] Notyou@sopuli.xyz 4 points 1 week ago

I assumed the dude was trafficking from somewhere in South America. He had a plane and liked to fly low because he didn't have his paperwork up to date.

[-] dogslayeggs@lemmy.world 9 points 1 week ago

I wonder if it 1L of pure venom worth $10M or 1L of medicine made from the pure venom. The processing might add to the cost per liter.

[-] themeatbridge@lemmy.world 3 points 1 week ago

The cops aaid medicine made from the venom, but other sources said that the venom itself is valued at $10MM per liter. So I don't know what to believe.

Either way, you need a shit ton of scorpions to get enough, and you need to spend days milking them.

[-] derpgon@programming.dev 5 points 1 week ago

I mean, if it takes a year to do it and yields $10mil, sign me the fuck up!

[-] themeatbridge@lemmy.world 2 points 1 week ago

Ok but we also might end up in a Turkish prison.

[-] derpgon@programming.dev 2 points 1 week ago

I mean, it has to a specific Turkish scorpion? If so, then we just need two.

[-] dogslayeggs@lemmy.world 4 points 1 week ago

I'm picturing in my head a farmer sitting on a wooden stool putting a little scorpion up on a platform to milk it and calling it Betsie.

[-] HikingVet@lemmy.ca 6 points 1 week ago

Well, they have 3 -100 young and depending on the sub type. And I couldn't find out how often they can breed but the low end is like 6 months.

[-] FlyingSquid@lemmy.world 15 points 1 week ago

I HAVE HAD IT WITH THESE MOTHERFUCKING- never mind, you're good to go, sir.

[-] ceenote@lemmy.world 11 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

This gives off big "The Mummy" vibes. We sure this isn't a mummy wearing a museum curator skin suit?

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