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B smithi sex question

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by ftorres, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. ftorres

    ftorres Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Hello ALl,

    Please help my sex this B smithi


  2. That's an odd angle, but I'll say male. Can you take a picture farther away? I don't think that will change my mind, but I am curious what a farther away picture looks like.
  3. Aubrey Sidwell

    Aubrey Sidwell Arachnobaron Old Timer

    I would say male. The dense patch of setae forming just above the epigastric furrow screams male. The females do not get a dark setae patch in this area but they will still have setae. I have taken your photo and added a highlight for the area I am talking about. Typically resembling a crescent moon shape, almost pure black in color, and very definitive. I am sure this area will darken after it molts at least once or twice more. The angle couldn't be any better as far as I'm concerned.

  4. ftorres

    ftorres Arachnobaron Old Timer


    The T is about 4-5 inches in size, so my guess next molt will be a MM??

  5. Id say 2 more molts maybe 3 if he is going to be a big boy.. I have a 5.5" male that is not mature yet.
  6. Travis K

    Travis K TravIsGinger Old Timer


    Looks male to me as well