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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.
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 newfound tree-dwelling tarantula, Iridopelma katiae, was discovered on a Brazilian mesa that has rocky soil and few trees.
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.
Most tree-dwelling tarantulas are found in Amazon, but the newfound tarantulas—including Iridopelma marcoi (pictured)—were unexpectedly discovered in the Brazilian savanna.
Originally posted by Jason88
reply to post by Corruption Exposed
Awesome! Nature at its finest. Now I wonder what the colors are for, such as camouflage, attracting a mate, maybe just to look cool?
Originally posted by Corruption Exposed
reply to post by Dizrael
Spiders alone don't usually bother me, what really pisses me off is when I walk through a spider web. In my opinion there aren't many things more irritating then getting a face full of spider web! The feeling just creeps me out, but somehow I usually don't care if I find a spider crawling on or around me.
Spiders jump on your face?
Originally posted by snowen20
Anything classified as "Tree Dwelling" only serves one purpose. That purpose is to wait for you to look up and then slip and fall out of the tree onto YOUR FACE and start biting in a fit of rage..
When one drops, they all drop and you will be stuck there surrounded by all these damn legs scrambling over every inch of ground and you. Ohh GOD what do I do??
Well, the last time it happened, I ran screaming like a 12 year old girl, beiber fan.. That's sad considering I thought I was a pretty hard dude.
doesn't matter what anyone on ATS says.. That is the ultimate SHTF scenario.