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Yellow Scorpion

Tityus bahiensis


I have no idea which species this scorpion belongs to but a friend of mine told me that that strong claws indicate that the venom is not that potent!


Amazonian Rainforest

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Neil Ross
Neil Ross 5 years ago

I don't think anyone would want to test the "strong claws" theory. I'd rather marvel from afar. Awesome spotting.

FredericoMartins 5 years ago

Thank you a lot for the id suggestion and the comment Michael!! it is good to hear this rule of thumb from other people but don't worries i will be cautious =)

Michael Strydom
Michael Strydom 5 years ago

Great snap. There is a sort of 'rule of thumb' with scorpions to measure venom toxicity. Basically the bigger and stronger the claws the less it relies on the sting to subdue prey. The smaller and weaker the claws the more toxic the venom. Still, there are always exceptions so be cautious all the same.

T. Kids
T. Kids 5 years ago

Dude that's awesome

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Presidente Figueiredo, AM, Brazil

Spotted on Jun 14, 2014
Submitted on Mar 6, 2016

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