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docwade87

Psalmopeous Irminia

First pic I’ve been able to capture of this growing beauty. ~4” Assuming female due to potential flap present, no hooks yet, and pedipalps don’t seem to look like boxing gloves. Hoping with more size it will decide to hang out in view more.

Psalmopeous Irminia
docwade87, Aug 7, 2019
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    • Arachnophoric
      Hooks and "boxing gloves" will only be present on a tarantula as a mature male. I may be wrong, but I don't believe mature male Psalmopoeus even get hooks. However if yours is a male it'll be very obvious when it does mature, as the males become very drab in coloration and leggy. 3-4" would be pretty small to mature at for this species, though if male it could potentially be penultimate. Ventral sexing at this size is pretty reliable though, females have a very clear, wide furrow.
    • Androxian
      @Arachnophoric I would really love to have you on the discord if you would like to join. https://discord.gg/6yZKCj
      As for MM, I could be mistaken but I don't believe Psalmopoeus gets tibial hooks either, but you will know for sure if you see the pedipalps become boxing gloves.
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    • docwade87
      Good to know! Thanks for the input. Just measured and it’s more around 4.5”
    • Arachnophoric
      @docwade87 np, that's almost the same size as my confirmed female - I would show you a clear ventral pic i have of her to let you see what the furrow looks like, but sadly I don't think there's a way to upload a file to comments in the galleries. Spermathecae should be plainly visible in a molt by that size too if you happen to get your hands on one. With as robust as yours looks, I'd expect one in the near future. :hilarious:
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    • Arachnophoric
      @Androxian I'll have to take a look at that link later, thanks for the invite! :)
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