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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

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    Hello ALl,

    Please help my sex this B smithi

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    thanks
    francisco
     
  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

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    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.

    [http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb212/asidwell_album/084.jpg
     
  4. ftorres

    ftorres Arachnobaron Old Timer

    thanks!!!

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

    francisco
     
  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 Active Member

    male

    Looks male to me as well