Scientists discover a strange tarantula with a soft ROG that protrudes from the back of the head
- Researchers have discovered horned tarantula during research in central Angola
- Although there are other horned spiders, the new species is unique in that its horn is soft
- It hunts insects, has poison, which is usually not dangerous for humans
Shayen McDonald for Dailymail.com
A new kind of tarantula, found in Angola, is quite different from what scientists have seen before.
The unusual creature can boast of a long horn, turned backward, which protrudes from its head – and, unlike other so-called unicorn spiders, Angola's bulge is completely soft.
Researchers say the new tarantula belongs to a group known as spider baboon baboon, although the purpose of her strange horn is still a mystery.
An unusual creature found in Angola boasts a long, reversed horn that protrudes from its head – and, unlike other so-called unicorn spiders, Angola's bulge is completely soft.
HOW TARANTOULE HOLDS THE SKIN?
Tarantula has a rigid outer shell known as an exoskeleton that protects the spider's internal organs.
But to become bigger, they must reject their former exoskeleton and build a new one.
To do this, the tarantula must shrink its stomach by pushing the fluid up the body. He does this several times in his life.
Before the tarantula begins to break, it goes through several other physical changes.
A bald place on the spider's stomach becomes bigger, and the skin below it changes from pink to black.
Tarantula eating habits also change at the beginning of the line.
Tarantula stops eating completely and is still lying for another two weeks before she gets tired.
The National Geographic Project, Okavango Wilderness, describes the newly discovered species (Ceratogyrus attonitifer) in a new article published in the African Invertebrate magazine.
Researchers have discovered several female specimens during research in Central Angola between 2015 and 2016.
Their holes are usually buried in bundles of grass, although several of them are also found on open sand.
After finding a hole, the researchers waited until the night to come back and take out the specimens – who quickly attacked something that was on their way.
Everything that is currently known for new species comes from the reports of indigenous indigenous peoples who call it "chandaculi".
According to natives, these tarantulas are usually insect victims and are poisoned, which is not very dangerous for humans.
In the few reported cases of death, the researchers claim that infected bites that have not been treated are to blame.
The discovery now greatly expands the well-known range of Baboon's pangs in Angola, although none of the others look like this.
"The new type of Ceratogyrus described here is remarkable," the researchers wrote in the new paper.
According to natives, these tarantulas are usually insect victims and are poisoned, which is not very dangerous for humans. He belongs to a group known as horned Paviwan spiders, although the purpose of her soft horn is still a mystery
Their holes are usually buried in bundles of grass, although several of them are also found on open sand. According to the researchers, the tarantulas quickly attacked everything they had on their way. The defensive position is shown above
Other No other spider in the world has a similar foveal protrusion. The function of the foveal protrusion or "horn" in Ceratogyrus is uncertain.
The new spider horn is "unique in its length as well as soft," researchers say, this while this structure is completely sclerotic [hardened] in all other genera where it is known to occur. "
In addition to strange new species, the researchers say they may have come across two other previously unknown sciences, although more information is needed before an official description can be made.