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Sky`Scorcher
05-05-2009, 05:08 AM
Have you guys tried touching your C.Darlingi's horn?

Sorry, just curious.:p

Ceratogyrus
05-05-2009, 06:58 AM
Yes i have, why? If the answer you are looking for is, is it hard or soft, then its hard. :)

LirvA
05-05-2009, 08:29 AM
What is the purpose of the horn?

Moltar
05-05-2009, 08:33 AM
What is the purpose of the horn?

It's a speial sensory organ they use to hear the sound of one hand clapping.

LirvA
05-05-2009, 08:40 AM
ha ha :slapsknee:

So is it one of those kind of things that just no one knows?

Moltar
05-05-2009, 08:58 AM
Nobody really knows. I've heard a few different theories but AFAIK nothing has been proven.

Sky`Scorcher
05-05-2009, 09:19 AM
Yes i have, why? If the answer you are looking for is, is it hard or soft, then its hard. :)

Did she react in a certain way like, going into a murderous rampage or something?

redsaw
05-05-2009, 09:32 AM
What is the purpose of the horn?

This link should help you
http://giantspiders.com/Ceratogyrus_species.html

LirvA
05-05-2009, 09:43 AM
"which is thought to aid the spider with increased food storage, much needed in the dry scrubland where they naturally exist (note that the horn is less developed in mature males)."

Isn't their stomach in their abdomen though? Not their uh ... Carapace? (had to look that up lol)

Zoltan
05-05-2009, 10:16 AM
Isn't their stomach in their abdomen though? Not their uh ... Carapace? (had to look that up lol)
The expression you're looking for is prosoma (also called cephalothorax, which is incorrect BTW), the carapace is just what's on the top of it. The sucking stomach is located in the prosoma, they also store food in the prosoma. If you're interested in learning about digestion in spiders, click here (http://www.atshq.org/articles/Digestion.pdf).

LirvA
05-05-2009, 10:20 AM
Oh I see. Thank you for the link. Will read.

wedge07
05-05-2009, 01:17 PM
I have never heard that it was used for extra storage? :confused: It is located right where the central apodeme is normally located. The central apodeme is one of the main attachment points for a Ts muscles. I thought that perhaps the horn allowed for more surface area for muscle attachment.

Sathane
05-05-2009, 02:27 PM
LOL. I thought it was an antenna to communicate with the mothership and doubles to improve the reception of XM satellite radio stations. A huge improvement over the previous internal antennae.


It's a speial sensory organ they use to hear the sound of one hand clapping.

scar is my t
05-05-2009, 04:20 PM
LOL. I thought it was an antenna to communicate with the mothership and doubles to improve the reception of XM satellite radio stations. A huge improvement over the previous internal antennae.

they are just try to full you........ thats exactly what them horns are for........lol

Sathane
05-05-2009, 05:40 PM
Ah, jokes on me then. Ethan is a craft little devil.


they are just try to full you........ thats exactly what them horns are for........lol