Monday, October 28, 2013

Scorpion Handling

I guess when the Scorpion stings himself it hurts. It's a sort of charmless moment to watch. Has a gracelessness to it, a miserliness that smells of uncertainty.  However that burden of owning a sting, and not knowing quite how to use it can produce relief in an observer, who might have wandered warily into a desert, his boots laced.

In a recent edition of the Arachnoculture E-zine there is an interesting article on Scorpion Husbandry. Their correspondent  recommends that handling of scorpions should not be attempted when tired, intoxicated, emotionally unstable or otherwise distracted. As well in their definition of "handling" they mean long handled forceps, heavy gloves and glass jars.

2 comments:

Gin said...

Arachnoculture E-zine? You mean there is actually an e-zine devoted to scorpions and spiders and the like??? Ugh! Nightmare inducing reading material, at least for me.

tim candler said...

Michael Jacobi Arachnids and Reptiles.