Scorpions Of Southern Africa 2019 Revision

February 21, 2019

Thoughts on writing Scorpions of Southern Africa, lessons learned along the way, the 2019 revision and the future...

The first edition of Scorpions Of Southern African was published in 2003. It was a learning experience that brought me to where I am today. My 2019 revision of Scorpions of Southern Africa is not out. In this podcast, I discuss how the first version came about, the writing of the book, lessons learned along the way and what the future has in store for me.

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Cape Leopard Trust

In March 2021, the entire CLT team, including postgraduate students and interns, had the opportunity to spend a couple of days in the Cederberg attending an arachnid training course presented by Jonathan Leeming. A lot of fun was had by all and even the worst arachnophobes among our team left with a new appreciation for and understanding of this much maligned group of creatures!
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Scorpion Antivenom

In partnership with Lowveld Venom Suppliers and myself, Jonathan Leeming, we participated in an insert for 50/ 50 focusing upon the production of scorpion antivenom and it's use. This program was filmed at the Lowveld Venom Suppliers laboratory in Hazyview and White River, and features Chris Hobkirk, the Lowveld Venom Suppliers Team and myself.
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Kowie Museum Ant-Ticks 2019

Jonathan Leeming was invited as the guest speaker at the Kowie Museum in Port Alfred for a day of insects, arthropods and conservation. It was a chance to inspire and educate the next generation of conservationists and underpin the importance of insects in the greater scheme of things.
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Scorpions Of Southern Africa 2019 Revision

Thoughts on writing Scorpions of Southern Africa, lessons learned along the way, the 2019 revision and the future... The first edition of Scorpions Of Southern African was published in 2003. It was a learning experience that brought me to where I am today. My 2019 revision of Scorpions of Southern Africa is not out. In […]
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The Truth About Spiderbites In Southern Africa

The subject of spiderbite is a rabbit warren of hoax emails, misinformation, misconceptions and ignorance. It's almost impossible to identify a lesion or wound as being caused by a spiderbite, and at the same time, it's is equally impossible to say that a spider was not involved. Common sense says that unless you watch the […]
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Scorpions of Debshan Ranch, Zimbabwe

Debshan Ranch is a 45,000 hectare cattle ranch located about 100km north of Bulawayo in Zimbabwe. The below quick guide is a result of the Debshan Ranch scorpion survey held between April and March 2018. Debshan Ranch is part of the Diamond Route properties. This project was funded and supported by Oppenheimer Generations. Download this quick […]
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