IS THE LYCHAS MUCRONATUS SCORPION DEADLY? IF NOT, WHAT IS THE PO­TENCY OF ITS VENOM?

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No, the Lychas mucronatus is not deadly un­der nor­mal cir­cum­stances since the venom po­tency is con­sid­ered to be mod­er­ate rang­ing from level 2-3. Even though the sting it­self is not deadly, it can deal enough me­chan­i­cal dam­age to be painful and the venom in­jected causes lo­cal­ized ir­ri­ta­tion, burn­ing sen­sa­tion and pain. Al­ler­gic re­ac­tion of an in­di­vid­ual must be taken to ac­count, since any venom in­jected on an in­di­vid­ual can be deadly if ac­com­pa­nied by al­ler­gic re­ac­tions.

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