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Two New Spider Species Found in Uruguay

chaco castanea chaco costai spiders new species uruguay

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 07:22 PM

The new species, scientifically named Chaco castanea and Chaco costai, are middle sized spiders that range between 1 and 2 cm in body size.

These spiders have elongated body and robust legs with black-brownish coloration.

http://www.sci-news....guay-01435.html

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 07:30 PM

Thats my dreams of holidaying in uruguay shattered then.


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Posted 06 October 2013 - 08:09 PM

well, since they're nocturnal and spend most of their lives living in burrows, it seems like there's little risk of running into one of them. just got to stay away from that old psammophyte vegetation.


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Posted 06 October 2013 - 08:32 PM

Rather not risk it.


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Posted 06 October 2013 - 08:37 PM

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Am I seeing 10 legs here??? Or supposed to be 10 legs as one obviously fell off.  But I see 10 leg stalks... or am I seeing things???

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 08:44 PM

Thats a crab, not a spider, surely.


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Posted 06 October 2013 - 08:51 PM

the very front ones might be those things called pedipalps? the basic wikipedia here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedipalp

i've always liked that word "pedipalp"


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Posted 06 October 2013 - 09:13 PM

View PostSheWomanCatTypeThing, on 06 October 2013 - 08:44 PM, said:

Thats a crab, not a spider, surely.

Not sure how big it is but, it's a spider for sure.  Hopefully just a little guy.  lol


View Postpatagonianhorsesnake, on 06 October 2013 - 08:51 PM, said:

the very front ones might be those things called pedipalps? the basic wikipedia here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedipalp

i've always liked that word "pedipalp"

Hahaha!  I don't mind saying the word or looking at them from afar (way afar) but keep those pedipalp things off of me!  lol

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 11:36 PM

Oh come on, they're just little guys. The article says they're 1-2 cm in body length. I've found bigger spiders in my socks.

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 11:50 PM

Don't care.  Still don't want any bugs on my person.  If you want them on you, that's up to you.

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 03:46 AM

Cool, but middle sized spiders at 1-2 cm? Uruguay can do better than that!





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