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Anyone heard of this rare jewel?

SikmT7

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What up arachnofamily I was intrigued when I came across the Birupes simoroxigorum. Supposedly it was just recently discovered in Sarawak in Malaysia, it has been highly controversial as to it being sold in the hobby as illegal and also as to who and when this species was discovered. Read an article on it, but wanted to look further into it. Anyone with info on this? It sorta reminds me a little bit of chiliobracys sp. electric blue. https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/02/amazing-blue-tarantula-new-spider-species-did-researchers-break-law-when-they-studied
 
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