These things have a great deal of health and can not be knocked back. Pumping these things in health is probably one of your most viable options, as it takes crazy a lot of points for speed to be of use, which they aren't built for anyhow.
A fun way to defend your house if you live in a radiation zone is to keep theses things around and enable turret mode on them. They will destroy the hazard armour of anyone who tried to raid you so they will die of radiation poisoning.
How to get insane loot!
Step 1. Tame arthropleura
Step 2. Run cave of the strong (NOTHING will attack you)
Step 3. Tribute and repeat steps for infinite resources
BONUS: use industrial grinder for Insane resources