posted on Nov, 5 2012 @ 01:37 PM
Several new species of tarantulas have been found in Brazil and in my opinion these are pretty much the coolest arachnids I have ever seen. To be be
honest I used to be afraid of spiders but as I grew older I realized how useful they are, especially when it comes to killing off other bugs. In other
words I prefer arachnids over insects but don't get me wrong as I am very well aware that all these creatures serve an important role in our
eco-system. My main point of this thread was to show off these awesome pictures.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
This one is tied with another as my favorite:
Seemingly spray-painted, this new tarantula, Typhochlaena costae, is one of nine colorful—and rare—tree-dwelling tarantulas recently
discovered in Brazil, a new study says.
This one is my other favorite:
The pink-hued Typhochlaena amma is one of five recently discovered tarantula species belonging to the genus Typhochlaena. The newfound species are
the smallest tree-dwelling tarantulas so far discovered, at only 2 to 3 centimeters (20 to 30 millimeters) long, Bertani said.
This one isn't as colorful as the others but it's still a beautiful creature:
This newfound tree-dwelling tarantula, Iridopelma katiae, was discovered on a Brazilian mesa that has rocky soil and few trees.
This furry lil bugger almost looks like those candies I ate as a kid, I wouldn't eat it though:
Looking more Brillo pad than arachnid, Pachistopelma bromelicola (pictured), is the second known species of tarantula to live exclusively inside
bromeliad plants, of which some species attach themselves to trees and rocks.
Last but not least, this one looks the "meanest" out of the new specimens:
Most tree-dwelling tarantulas are found in Amazon, but the newfound tarantulas—including Iridopelma marcoi (pictured)—were unexpectedly
discovered in the Brazilian savanna.
Please visit the link as it has a slide show of the pictures I provided with a more in depth explanation of each specimen. It also mentions how it is
feared that the pet industry will probably target these colorful spiders.
It shames me to think how many species we have wiped out before we even knew they existed. The deforestation of our planet for the greedy corporations
is despicable in my opinion and it is unnecessary as many of these plants and animals could hold the key to the cure of various illnesses that plague
There is so much to discover and it always makes me happy when we find out more about our planet, there is so much we don't know about and I hope we
can continue making discoveries like this and hopefully eventually realize our mistakes and end the destruction of our planet and it's many
inhabitants, it's not just us humans who live here.
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