Scorpion breeding and the cost of its venom

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  1. Hatuwkoi Blue Belt

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    So im thinking about starting slow like having 2 scorpion 1 male and 1 female to see if i can succesfully raise them.
    I talked about this with my father, he told me to do some researches and how can we get permissions to make our little scorpion farm.
    Then we can maybe extract venom from these bad boys, and sell it legally.
    1 gallon of venom costs around 38 million dollars (1 scorpion can provide around 0.5 mg of venom in a period). We dont have anything to lose(except some crazy shit happens and we get stung, but get rich or die trying right?), and it makes lots of sense. Im planning to buy a few books and make a small library about scorpion breeding how to keep and feed them, how to secure it etc... Definitely not planning to jump right away, but it makes lots of sense.

    What do you guys think, do you know people that breed scorpions or other venomous animals?
     
  2. GordoBarraBJJ Titanium Belt

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    So . . . you'll be the . . . real life scorpion king?
     
  3. MoparOrNoCar Red Belt

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    https://www.businessinsider.com/scorpion-venom-most-expensive-liquid-in-the-world-2018-8

    "And one scorpion produces, at the most, just two milligrams of venom at a time.

    So, let's do the math. If you owned one scorpion you would have to milk it 2.64 million times to fill a gallon.

    Steve Trim: There clearly has been a surge in people thinking, "Oh, this is a get rich quick scheme." But with people not understanding how scorpion venom is used. We have seen a rise in the number of people saying they've got 300 grams of scorpion venom, do we want to buy it? And the answer is "No, we've got our own."
     
  4. Hatuwkoi Blue Belt

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    Not with 2 scorpions of course, i want to raise them and breed them naybe in the future i can get another female to breed with her again.
     
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  5. GordoBarraBJJ Titanium Belt

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  7. Hatuwkoi Blue Belt

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    My man!
     
  8. GordoBarraBJJ Titanium Belt

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    Human Scorpion Hybrids.

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  9. greygoose Brown Belt

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    Start your own underground scorpion fighting league too, on the DL of course
     
  10. badascan Red Belt Platinum Member

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    heres a post on reddit...

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    9 points · 4 years ago
    After some brief research culminating at this link: http://www.wrbu.org/scorpions/sc_sting.html

    When electrical stimulation is used to "milk" the venom glands of scorpions, an average yield of anywhere from 0.006 mg to about 2.0 mg of venom can be obtained from a single scorpion. The average is probably less than 0.5 mg. And it is likely that they inject even less than this amount under natural conditions.

    So let's assume we milk our scorpions every Monday-Wednesday-Friday throughout the month, for an average of 12 "yields" per scorpion (I couldn't find any easy sources on how frequently you should milk a scorpion to keep it healthy). If we take our average yield per milking to be a conservative 0.25mg, that results in 3000mg of venom per month from a 1000 scorpion operation (assuming 5 minutes per scorpion, one person can milk about 100 scorpions in an 8 hour period, so it would take a 5 man operation to milk 1000 scorpions in two very hard days' worth of work).

    3 grams of venom, or 0.000792516 gallons (assuming density of water here), doesn't sound like much, but its still $30,000 worth of venom. Divide 10 ways for 5 milkers, 1 administrator, 2 shares for scorpion food, and 2 shares for facilities, storage of venom, and power, and that only comes out to a $36,000 salary for the humans. With more scorprions and a larger operation, individual salaries could climb further as the relative costs of the facilities become trivial, but I'm not sure the average here is ever going to exceed a $40,000 salary. We HAVE made a lot of conservative estimates here, and we're neglecting all of the inevitable ways you could optimize this operation with tax incentives or research funding or mechanical automation, but still.

    TIL that the most expensive liquid in the world is fairly priced.
     
  11. God_Emperor_Of_Mankind Let's Palaver! Platinum Member

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    Hmm so while you might not be making millions you can make a decent living. You just need to find out if you have scorpion whispering skills...
     
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    Good luck, but I am thinking you are way slow in the game.
     
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    lol dude the average male spider has eight legs, you have two
    who do you think will win the race to the poon?
     
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    What are people buying their venom for? Making anti venom?
     
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    Before you research the how to on milking scorpions you absolutely need to figure out who the buyers are. Then you need to find out who the seller to those buyers are. You need to know how large the sellers operations are. What volume they are producing, what they are selling it for and most importantly if you can sell yours for so much less that you entice the buyers to buy from you to build a brand.


    This is legitimate business advise that you truly should follow. Good luck
     
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  18. Zookeeper Gabe Animal Feces Engineer

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    You can’t just milk them and keep the venom, it will need to go into sterile containers. You really need specific equipment to even think about doing this. what species are you planning on working with?
     
  19. is normal Brown Belt

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    Ah, the old milking scorpions for their venom get rich quick scheme. Heard it a million times.
     
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    This has to be the worst cgi to ever come from a major studio budget
     

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