At $39 Million A Gallon, This Is The World’s Most Expensive Liquid

Harin - Jan 13, 2021


At $39 Million A Gallon, This Is The World’s Most Expensive Liquid

The venom of the deathstalker scorpion has a mind-numbing value. The peptide chlorotoxin in the venom has shown potential in treating human brain tumors.

Deathstalker scorpion venom is known as the most expensive venom and liquid in the world. Its price can reach $39 million per gallon. And it is a bit tricky to get your hands on a gallon.

Among all species of scorpions, the deathstalker is one of the most dangerous ones. Generally, a sting won’t kill a healthy adult. However, it is lethal to both kids and the elderly. A sting of a deathstalker is said to be around 100 times more painful compared to a bee sting. Pain is subjective, of course. Different people experience it in different ways. But experts say that it would be fairly accurate to describe the pain of a deathstalker sting as excruciating. In order to get the venom of the scorpion, a person needs to milk it manually.

Deathstalker
Among all species of scorpions, the deathstalker is one of the most dangerous ones.

Besides being toxic, the venom of the deathstalker scorpion has a mind-numbing value. The peptide chlorotoxin, found in the venom, has shown potential in treating human brain tumors. Other components of the venom can help with regulating insulin, treating diabetes. So, as you can see, venom is truly a valuable liquid for the medical industry. Even with its crazily expensive price, research laboratories are willing to pay for it.

Another reason for the venom’s obscene price tag is because of its scarcity. For one adult deathstalker, only 2mg of venom can be yielded. And it takes the scorpion 2 to 3 weeks to replenish its venom supply. So to have one gallon of the liquid is a challenging task.

Scorpion Venom
Another reason for the venom’s obscene price tag is because of its scarcity.

Interestingly, there is another liquid that has an even higher price than deathstalker scorpion venom. It is horse semen, at least that of the most expensive stallion in the world, a purebred called Galileo. Business Insider stated that people would have to pay up to $49 million for a gallon of that stuff.

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