Schmidt Pain Index

Robin Panza panzar at CLPGH.ORG
Mon Jun 10 18:27:15 CDT 1996

>From: Robin Leech <robinl at NAIT.AB.CA>
>Jeech, you guys.  How come a black widow bite doesn't rate even a
>mention?  And several of the clubionid, e.g., CHEIRACANTHIUM MILDEI and
>CHEIRACHANTHIUM INCLUSUM, also give very, very painful bites, but are not

You're losing track of the *function* of a rating system.  To fulfill its
function, the stages must be things commonly encountered.  Then, the stimuli
less often encountered [what phylum are clubionids in?] are placed within the
framework--is it worse than a bumblebee?  as bad as a pepsid?  etc.

Robin Panza
panzar at
Section of Birds
Carnegie Museum of Natural History

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