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Baboon tarantula that looks similar to GBB discovered in Namibia

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by mmcg, May 16, 2018.

  1. mmcg

    mmcg Arachnosquire Active Member

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  2. spookyvibes

    spookyvibes Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Such a cool looking species, thank you for sharing!
     
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  3. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Looks a 'GBB' mixed with a M.balfouri.
     
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  4. Andrea82

    Andrea82 Arachnoking Active Member

    What is interesting is that it lacks the typical marking on the abdomen which most 'baboons' have. Like M.balfouri and P.muticus.
     
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  5. Toddydog

    Toddydog Arachnosquire

    A nice new Harpactira, kind of looks like some other Harpactira's like gigas and pulchripes.
     
  6. DanBsTs

    DanBsTs The Happy Tarantula Keeper (I make YouTubes) Arachnosupporter

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    Oooooh. Me want :hungry: What a beautiful specimen.
     
  7. Mvtt70

    Mvtt70 Arachnobaron

    Cool looking species, thanks for the share. Still prefer my GBB's coloration though I think...:D
     
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  8. Andrea82

    Andrea82 Arachnoking Active Member

    pulchripes has that 'baboon' marking on its abdomen though..
     
  9. KezyGLA

    KezyGLA Arachnoking Active Member

    Yeah, it is more similar to hamiltoni, gigas and atra
     
  10. MetalMan2004

    MetalMan2004 Arachnobaron Active Member

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    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?
     
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  11. AngelDeVille

    AngelDeVille Arachno HoneyBadger Arachnosupporter

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    How soon till we see some in the for sale threads?
     
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  12. Moakmeister

    Moakmeister Arachnobaron

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    Now all you old world fanboys get your own urticating hair-free GBB :D
     
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  13. Liquifin

    Liquifin Arachnoknight

    Well.... The good news is that it isn't blue :troll:
     
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  14. Kendricks

    Kendricks Arachnosquire

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    The more the merrier! :D
     
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  15. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    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.
     
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  16. MetalMan2004

    MetalMan2004 Arachnobaron Active Member

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    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.
     
  17. FrDoc

    FrDoc Arachnoknight Active Member

    I can see the adverts for the $250.00 slings coming to a dealer thread near you.
     
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  18. Greasylake

    Greasylake Arachnoangel Active Member

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    That's with the 4th of July discount of course, normal price will be 450 plus shipping. :sorry:
     
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  19. Andrea82

    Andrea82 Arachnoking Active Member

    Not if it reproduces like other Harpactirinae. The price will go down soon.
     
  20. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX Arachnoemperor Active Member

    To me: the legs and that zoom at 1:43 reminded me a 'GBB'.
     
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