>> The remote-controlled scorpion milking robot straps the scorpion's tail and uses electricity to stimulate the venom glands to release poison, which is then safely stored. The team had to vary the voltage used with different species.>>
Then, we had to work on mechanizing this operation. It took us two years to make and assemble this machine. The results are very satisfactory.>> Other methods of extracting the venom risk damaging the venom glands or abdomen of the scorpion. Once the Moroccan team's patent has been approved, they hope to start mass producing the machine, and it could be lucrative.
They say a gram of venom sells for around $8,000.>>