Topic: Schneider HM 40 More Crocicreas Close-ups*

*First set:

Having searched for images and information on this species, I find little in English, not many close-up images and no stereo ones. So maybe this contribution is a rare chance to share.

I have been giving some thought to the purpose of the "eyelashes". They are too flimsy to give mechanical protection. They remind me of the mechanism whereby spiny plants and insects, etc in dry deserts, use sharp points on their bodies as condensation nuclei to collect water from the atmosphere when temperatures drop at night. Maybe that has already been mooted in some technical paper, perhaps in Hungarian or Tibetan.  Anyway, they become proportionally shorter as the goblet becomes a shallow cup.

Anyway here are some more images.