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RobertJ1

3-3.5" M. balfouri?

I know the picture sucks but does anyone have an educated guess on whether or not this one is Male or Female? It is currently between 3-3.5"

3-3.5" M. balfouri?
RobertJ1, Aug 23, 2019
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    • Androxian
      Take this with a grain of salt but it looks like he's got epiandrous fusillae on his crescent patch. I'm leaning towards male, but I don't keep this species so I'm not 100% positive.
    • RobertJ1
      Anybody else care to take a stab at it?
    • Androxian
    • Liquifin
      A regular picture of the T. is good enough for a guess instead of ventral sexing if it's 3''-3.5''. At that size it's most likely either mature or pen-ultimate if it is a male since most males mature at 3.5''-3.75'' if male. A regular dorsal picture can easily tell if it's male or female at this point in size, so a picture of the dorsal with it's legs and carapace would likely help.

      But taking a look at the ventral I would say female.
    • Androxian
      @RobertJ1 There is your second opinion. He's a much more experienced keeper than I so, I would trust his observations more than mine.
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    Epiandrous fusillae sexing (Not Molts)
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