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Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by mmcg, May 16, 2018.
Such a cool looking species, thank you for sharing!
Looks a 'GBB' mixed with a M.balfouri.
What is interesting is that it lacks the typical marking on the abdomen which most 'baboons' have. Like M.balfouri and P.muticus.
A nice new Harpactira, kind of looks like some other Harpactira's like gigas and pulchripes.
Oooooh. Me want What a beautiful specimen.
Cool looking species, thanks for the share. Still prefer my GBB's coloration though I think...
pulchripes has that 'baboon' marking on its abdomen though..
Yeah, it is more similar to hamiltoni, gigas and atra
My head is spinning with questions that I know have no answers. 2 arid species that look so similar native to completely different continents. Are they somehow related? Did they evolve completely seperate from each other to look so similar? Are there factors to an arid landscape that could play into how these species evolve to look the way they do?
How soon till we see some in the for sale threads?
Now all you old world fanboys get your own urticating hair-free GBB
Well.... The good news is that it isn't blue
The more the merrier!
Great video thank you. Doesn't resemble a GBB to me at least.
The evolution question you are asking has many examples in nature of animals which are not related yet evolved over time and look very similar. Looking similar by no means even remotely suggests 2 species are related.
This process is called convergent evolution.
In some cases, the same phenotypic trait may appear many times independently across several species. An excellent example is the color blue in tarantulas.
Yes of course. I would like to point out though that blue tarantulas being your example (M balfouri, P metallica, versicolor slings, etc. are all blue but look nothing alike) is quite a bit less specific than blue legs, orange abdomen and shimmery carapace. Thats rather specific. I’m sure they are probably not related in any way, its just interesting to me that they are so similar.
I can see the adverts for the $250.00 slings coming to a dealer thread near you.
That's with the 4th of July discount of course, normal price will be 450 plus shipping.
Not if it reproduces like other Harpactirinae. The price will go down soon.
To me: the legs and that zoom at 1:43 reminded me a 'GBB'.