Skip to main content

Table 2 LD50 of H. rugiscutis venom injected to mice subcutaneously (n = 5) and calculated by graphical method of Miller and Tainter

From: Indian scorpions collected in Karnataka: maintenance in captivity, venom extraction and toxicity studies

Group Dose (mg/kg bw) Log of dose Volume of injection (mL) Mice (death/total) Percentage of death (%) Corrected percentage Probit value
1. 2.60 0.414 0.2 0/5 0 5a 3.36
2. 2.80 0.447 0.2 1/5 20 20 4.16
3. 3.02 0.480 0.2 3/5 60 60 5.25
4. 3.26 0.513 0.2 4/5 80 80 5.84
5. 3.52 0.544 0.2 5/5 100 100a 6.64
  1. aCorrection formula: \( 0\%=100\left(\frac{0.25}{n}\right)100\%=100\left(n-0.25/5\right) \); bw: body weight