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« on: August 17, 2012, 07:20:54 PM »

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Meet Trogloraptor, fearsomeness incarnate. The creature more than lives up to its name—it is, in fact, an eight-legged showcase for scientific novelty. The spider somewhat resembles the brown recluse, famed for its flesh-necrotizing venom—but at four centimeters, Trogloraptor is about twice as large. In fact, this spider is an entirely new critter—just look at those legs, each ends in a curved, scythelike claw. Citizen scientists and arachnologists have uncovered these spiders in the caves of southwestern Oregon and old-growth redwood forests. As they report in ZooKeys, the discovery of Trogloraptor is a taxonomic wonder that establishes a new family, genus and species in the spider family tree.
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The closest known relatives to this clawed creepy-crawler come from the Oonipidae, or goblin family of spiders. Trogloraptor's anatomy reveals, however, several ancient features, including a primitive respiratory system that sets these spiders apart. The researchers believe the Trogloraptor family separated into its own evolutionary branch some 130 million years ago.
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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2012, 08:07:01 PM »

and that's me done with this thread....





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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2012, 08:14:33 PM »

 icon_lol You can't say you weren't warned. 
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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2012, 08:48:56 PM »

Boggles my mind that there's still so much stuff of this magnitude we don't know about our own planet.
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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2012, 09:26:15 PM »

Quote from: wonderpug on August 17, 2012, 08:48:56 PM

Boggles my mind that there's still so much stuff of this magnitude we don't know about our own planet.

And people say Bigfoot isn't possible.
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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2012, 09:34:47 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2012, 09:47:27 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 17, 2012, 09:26:15 PM

And people say Bigfoot isn't possible.

I heard that was Zeke looking for a roll of toilet paper smile
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« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2012, 10:19:14 PM »

My favorite parts of the article (paraphrasing): "Scientists don't know what its prey is" and "it appears to be a shy spider".  That's exactly what I'd expect to read in "blood smeared journal #1" from a horror survival game just after my character enters the research facility in Oregon.   

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« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2012, 03:47:09 AM »

I dunno... Kato, you going to Oregon? Keep your eye peeled. (and keep your rifle close... just in case)

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« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2012, 06:23:41 AM »

God damnit Jarrodhk!! He just had to message me about this thread.

This spider is made from nightmares and demons. Not only is this god damn spider ridiculously huge, if it wants to stay on your face, all it has to do is god damn sink it's hooks in your skin.


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« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2012, 06:55:17 AM »

Quote from: USMC Kato on August 18, 2012, 06:23:41 AM

This spider is made from nightmares and demons. Not only is this god damn spider ridiculously huge, if it wants to stay on your face, all it has to do is god damn sink it's hooks in your skin.

don't worry, you just need a more evil spider:

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« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2012, 12:17:16 PM »

Quote from: USMC Kato on August 18, 2012, 06:23:41 AM

God damnit Jarrodhk!! He just had to message me about this thread.

This spider is made from nightmares and demons. Not only is this god damn spider ridiculously huge, if it wants to stay on your face, all it has to do is god damn sink it's hooks in your skin.




Of course what Kato doesn't mention is that I messaged him to AVOID THE THREAD AT ALL COSTS!

Geeze, try to help someone out smile
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« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2012, 04:53:04 AM »

I always email Kato the spider links and pics with a subject of 'contains spiders, do not view' yet he always reads them...
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« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2012, 03:00:08 PM »

Well, he's ALSO a masochist.
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« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2013, 07:20:44 PM »

Repurposing thread:

New giant tarantula:

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A new type of tarantula about the size of your face has been found in northern Sri Lanka. Scientists found the spiders — with a leg span up to 8 inches across — living in trees and the old doctor’s quarters of a hospital in Mankulam.

Covered in beautiful, ornate markings, the spiders belong to the genus Poecilotheria, known as “Pokies” for short. These are the tiger spiders, an arboreal group indigenous to India and Sri Lanka that are known for being colorful, fast, and venomous. As a group, the spiders are related to a class of South American tarantula that includes the Goliath bird-eater, the world’s largest.

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« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2013, 04:23:00 PM »

That is a gorgeous spider, wow.
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« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2013, 05:06:48 PM »

Quote from: Enough on April 03, 2013, 04:23:00 PM

That is a gorgeous spider, wow.

Get a room.
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« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2013, 05:13:00 PM »

Quote from: ATB on April 03, 2013, 05:06:48 PM

Quote from: Enough on April 03, 2013, 04:23:00 PM

That is a gorgeous spider, wow.

Get a room.

just you, the spider, and Kato
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« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2013, 06:00:22 PM »

It hunts and kills birds! eek

And it's the size of a face.

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« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2013, 06:09:41 PM »

No thanks.

I'm 100% arachnophobic...
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« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2013, 06:53:18 PM »

Quote from: Caine on April 03, 2013, 05:13:00 PM

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Get a room.

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« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2013, 07:00:40 PM »

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« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2013, 08:18:38 PM »

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« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2013, 03:43:23 AM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on April 02, 2013, 07:20:44 PM

Repurposing thread:

New giant tarantula:

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A new type of tarantula about the size of your face has been found in northern Sri Lanka. Scientists found the spiders — with a leg span up to 8 inches across — living in trees and the old doctor’s quarters of a hospital in Mankulam.

Covered in beautiful, ornate markings, the spiders belong to the genus Poecilotheria, known as “Pokies” for short. These are the tiger spiders, an arboreal group indigenous to India and Sri Lanka that are known for being colorful, fast, and venomous. As a group, the spiders are related to a class of South American tarantula that includes the Goliath bird-eater, the world’s largest.


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