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china

Scolopendra subspinipes mutilans : china.

BEWARE OF THIS CENTIPEDES BITE....MORE VENOMOUS THAN MOST !!!!!!

This centipede grows to about 20cm long and is found all around east asia

It has an agonising bite and unusual venom which contains a mix of several powerful toxins

Scientists have isolated a toxin called SSM Spooky toxin which is responsible for allowing this animal to kill prey 10 to 15 times larger than itself

The toxin works by blocking potassium from moving in and out of cells which then prevents the brain from sending signals to the heart to beat, and the prey dies very quickly, it also causes problems with the preys breathing systems

the venom is rarely fatal for humans, but it is agonising
researchers noted that the centipedes bite accounted for approximately 10% of all emergency room visits between 2004 and 2008 in Hawaii !!!
Apotential antidote exists in a drug called Retigabine, which re-establishes potassium channels when they are blocked

DO NOT BUY THIS CENTIPEDE IF YOU HAVE YOUNG CHILDREN OR DO NOT FEEL THAT YOU CAN KEEP IT CONTAINED AT ALL TIMES

16cm+
12- 16cm
8 - 12cm
4 - 8cm
1 - 4cm
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