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Avicularia versicolor question

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Mattybofmd, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. Mattybofmd

    Mattybofmd Arachnosquire

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    I bought it as a 1 inch sling in july 2008 it molted last month if it hasnt become a MM by now its def a female then right? he/she is pushing 3 yrs old
     
  2. It depends, how large is the A.versicolor? I would say its most likely a female but you would have to sex it to make sure.
     
  3. crawltech

    crawltech Arachnoprince

    I bought a 2nd instar versi in october 09..it molted that same month on the 21st....then again 7 more times throught the year, matureing molt was october 31st 2010...it was a male....so a total of 8 molts on my care.This versi was fed regularly, and kept at about 72-83 degrees for the most part....hopes this helps ya out.Chances are you have a female!...congrats
     
  4. Mattybofmd

    Mattybofmd Arachnosquire

    I havent been able to get a viable molt to tell the sex myself proves to tricky for myself id say the versi is about 3.5 inches for sure. If it isnt gonna molt again till next yr it would be maturing at almost 4 yrs old so it has to be female by that standard i suppose.
     
  5. gmrpnk21

    gmrpnk21 Arachnobaron

    How often are you feeding?
     
  6. Motorkar

    Motorkar Arachnobaron

    Versicolor size is from 4.5-5.5 inches when mature, there are some cases that can rerach even 6".
     
  7. Matt K

    Matt K Arachnoangel

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    Clue: Best way for you is to look underneath at the booklungs- avics are pretty easily sexed that way (generally) by the form of the epiandrous fusillae.

    Links: (some other species but same general idea)

    http://www.birdspiders.com/faq_sex.php

    http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sugexp...=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=a50d8bbb4089c98a

    http://www.tarantulas.com/sexing.html


    http://atshq.org/boards/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=25012


    It depends on temperature, feeding amount and frequency, etc. It could be either.