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Yumbo, Colombia

I think I remember it said that the ones with thicker claws tended to be more venemous.

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Minot, ND

Although I cannot provide a specific identification for your specimen, as a rule of thumb, species having a combination of relatively slender chelae ('claws') and thick tail have stronger venom and thus are more dangerous than those with relatively thick chelae and a slender tail. The most dangerous species in Colombia belong to the genera Centruroides and Tityus; you might do an image search on those.

Yumbo, Colombia

Thank you very much Flap I will.

Yumbo, Colombia

A subsequent identification was Chactas vanbenedenii. May be endemic to Colombia.

Minot, ND

And a male at that. Good job!

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