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Amazing new Ceratogyrus

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Sarkhan42, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. Ceratogyrus

    Ceratogyrus Arachnobaron Old Timer

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    Hopefully your family has the GPS coordinates to find you in the local Angolan jail too. These will need to be protected
     
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  2. MintyWood826

    MintyWood826 Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Why? Why does this exist? I'm sorry, but I find the "horn" of this species slightly disturbing...
     
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  3. Minty

    Minty @londontarantulas Arachnosupporter

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    What a fascinating looking tarantula.
     
  4. Liquifin

    Liquifin Arachnobaron Active Member

    Just imagine this thing molting. That would be very interesting. :rolleyes:
     
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  5. WolfSoon

    WolfSoon Arachnosquire

    Agreed, this is the first time I’ve ‘noped’ at a tarantula. :bag: That, umm, flaccid horn just seems excessive. But kudos to everyone who’s excited about them :p
     
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  6. Arachnophoric

    Arachnophoric Arachnobaron

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    Ya'll just intimidated/jealous of that massive horn. :troll:

    It certainly is bizarre, reminds me of the nose of a proboscis monkey.
     
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  7. MintyWood826

    MintyWood826 Arachnobaron Active Member

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    I might end up liking that 'horn' someday. I used to (before I got into the hobby) think the coloration of C. cyaneopubescens was creepy. :hilarious:
     
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  8. Rigor Mortis

    Rigor Mortis Arachnosquire Active Member

    What a funky looking animal! I can't say I'd love to have one or anything but it's always fascinating when we describe a new species.
     
  9. myrmecophile

    myrmecophile Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Neat spider, give it a couple of weeks and it will be on a european price list somewhere.
     
  10. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    Whoa, where have you been? I haven’t you here in forever. It’s great to see you.

    I was talking about you not long ago on here.
     
  11. Teal

    Teal Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    They also recorded Pterinochilus (lugardi) in Angola for the first time! They are expanding their territory.

    I'll stick to them and not weird floppy proboscis spider, thanks LOL
     
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  12. Cas S

    Cas S Arachnosquire

    Can't wait till this gets into the hobby, even if it didnt have the horn the colors are pretty cool
     
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  13. Spidermolt

    Spidermolt Arachnoknight

    I remember seeing this when the sp. Was first discovered I still think that it's a tarantula/xenomorph hybrid... I love it
     
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  14. Toddydog

    Toddydog Arachnosquire

    I love how inconvenient that horn must be.
     
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  15. AphonopelmaTX

    AphonopelmaTX Moderator Staff Member

    Is anyone else incredibly curious to know what is inside the horn? Since it shrivels in alcohol, it must be filled with fluid more so than solid matter. Perhaps there is an artery that extends through it or maybe an extension of the midgut diverticulum that circles the outer perimeter of the prosoma. You would think with all of the advanced microscopy imaging systems out there someone would have performed an in depth analysis of the make up of the Ceratogyrus foveal protuberance by now. I'm becoming obsessed with this new species wondering what the make up of that horn is. :shifty:
     
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  16. Love it this is a must have for me
     
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  17. that horn can cast spider web.
     
  18. RezonantVoid

    RezonantVoid Hollow Knight Arachnosupporter

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  19. BoyFromLA

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    It has a long, and soft horn so that it can supports it’s weight while threat posing! That is awesome!
     
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  20. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

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