The “I’ve been envenomated by one of my research subjects” badge


Snakes, scorpions, other anthropods, various spiders, insects, etc. All good. Near death stories are a bonus. (JKS)


  1. What about bacteria? If a microbiologist is accidentally intoxicated by one of their microbes, would that count?

  2. caco2=argh

    What if you were squirted in the face by caco2 cells? Normally these guys are pretty tame but sometimes they get aggressive and channel their inner clams.

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  4. drjuliebug

    Envenomation is in the eye (or more often the skin) of the beholder, so go for it! BTW, you also definitely qualify if you’ve been envenomated by a plant — don’t want to leave out the nettle-heads! And there’s no reason to be picky about technicalities — if you’ve been stung by a nettle while collecting caterpillars, that still suffices. Disclosure: I suggested this badge. I’ve done a lot of work with stinging Hymenoptera, and a few of them have, of course, struck back!

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