Mike McWilliams wrote:
I'm interested in researching scorpion venom, and have come across
descriptions using DC voltage to stimulate venom excretion. Ranging
from 6v DC at 120ish hz to 1.2kV at 10hz.
What I would like to do is use my computers sound card as a function
generator to allow me to change the frequency for the voltage desired.
I would imagine that sound card output is well below the voltages I
require, and from what I understand is AC coupled.
I would therefore like to take the signal generated, and use it to
modulate a separate DC source at the frequency of the generated
My question is what would be a good place to start in terms of
components? I have little experience in electronics design, though I
have put a few kits together.
You want to torture those poor animals for your military organization? This
is ethically the most disgusting thing to do, you are a Nazi. We do not
support this kind of research, off!
Harvesting venom has plenty of legitimate uses. This has nothing to do
with torture. The scorps are fed, kept in clean cages, and released.
The stimulation occurs only in the far end of the tail (telson), and
doesn't cause distress even in proportion to that caused by handling.
If you are going to use the word ethics, maybe you ought to put forward
a reasonable argument, and not shoot straight from your gut reaction.
When that happens, I find no reason to take your emotions seriously.
Furthermore, comparing me to Nazi's is a little more than sensational.
Besides that, it turns out I don't need help from this newsgroup as a
few more hours of research paid off. I've found my solution.