środa, 4 maja 2011

Spiders - Pterinochilus murinus


The baboon spider Pterinochilus murinus, an old-world tarantula, was first described in 1897 by Reginald Innes Pocock. This species is found on the African continent, in Angola, as well as central, eastern, and southern Africa.
This species is incredibly defensive and should not be held. The bite of this species, while not serious, is extremely painful. Moreover, the species is more than willing to inflict such a bite before presenting the typical threat display. Caution when dealing with this species is advised.
Female P. murinus can grow to 4–6 inches in size (measured from the tip of the front left leg, to the rear right leg), while males typically range from 3–4 inches. The spider's abdomen, carapace, and legs have the same basic coloration, though the legs typically have brightly colored rings. The carapace has a star-shaped pattern, with a fishbone pattern present on the abdomen. The eyes are clustered together on a raised part of the carapace (in common with all tarantulas). The body is covered with short hairs, with longer hair present on the legs.

12 komentarzy:

  1. Thanks for the warning. But if I saw this, the last thing I would do is go over to it!

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  2. Pretty sure I would run screaming as well :P

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  3. Beautiful again. If you could provide bigger pictures one could use them as background!

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  4. awesome. i would like to have spyder so much

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  5. That's a beautiful spider. I really like the design on its back!

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  6. Spiders are awesome, this one looks really cool

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  7. My body wasn't ready for a picture of a massive spider to be the first thing i'll see after a nap

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  8. not sure if I can continue with this blog (jk), I hateeee spiders :D

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  9. I was thinking if spiders were giant, we could ride them and they would be fucking unstoppable.

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