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Scorpions maintenance in captivity for venom extraction purposes in Costa Rica.

Rev Biol Trop; 64(3): 1019-27, 2016 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29461767
Approximately 2 000 scorpion species can be found around the world; although few species are considered "harmful" to human beings, a high number of scorpionism cases are reported all over the world. The elaboration of anti-scorpion sera requires the establishment of an animal collection maintained in captivity for venom extraction purposes. The Clodomiro Picado Institute (ICP, for its acronym in Spanish), poses a vast trajectory in manufacturing snakebite antivenoms, and starts a scorpion collec