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C. Versicolor Fresh Molt
Rayze, May 1, 2019
    • Liquifin
      The picture is a little dark, but it's a female.
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    • IncoherentScreeching
      @Liquifin are you positive about that? I don't see a definite spermatheca flap here. Im actually leaning male based on this photo.
    • Liquifin
      @IncoherentScreeching Yes it's female. The picture is dark but there is a spermathecae flap. Small T.'s have very translucent spermathecae for females. A easy way to see it is to flash light under small spermathecae, which will make the spermathecae more visible. From experience with a load of male C. versicolor that I went through so far, this is a female for sure in comparison to all of my male molts. I know it's kinda confusing, but you'll understand once you get more experience in this hobby.
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    • Rayze
      I do have a much lighter photo I took after you mentioned that this one is dark, and you're right; the spermathecae was much more visible. I already suspected female based off abdominal images, but this molt confirmed it.

      While the molt is super small, I could feel the spermathecae with the tiny needles I used to open the abdomen.

      I would happily post the lighter picture, but I'm not sure how to do so here in the comments.
    • Theneil
      @Rayze To upload to the comments, you simple up load the image exactly the same way you did the above image. then you come here and replay. Then you can add your media or images via URL to a comment.
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    Spermathecae sexing (Molts)
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