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It´s a boy! (Asian jumper)

Discussion in 'True Spiders & Other Arachnids' started by Stefan2209, May 26, 2006.

  1. Stefan2209

    Stefan2209 Arachnolord Old Timer

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    Hey all,

    my asian jumper, Hyllus diardi molted again and is now either subadult or adult. As the colouration shows, it´s a male!

    Now i´m waiting for my other specimen to catch up with growth and present me with a female....

    Most def a true heartbreaker, very "expressive" eyes, don´t you think? {D

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    Greetings,

    Stefan
     
  2. fingers crossed the other ones a girl, i love their little devil horns
     
  3. Stefan2209

    Stefan2209 Arachnolord Old Timer

    Hi,

    i´ve four other specimen sitting here, to get one girl....
    ...so i guess the chances are pretty ok. :)

    Ahh, you noticed the "horns",too! Interesting: all slings, regardless the gender show this "horn-style" hairs. With adults, only female show them, as far as i know, which means the pictured specimen is expected to loose them with the next molt.

    This kinda hairs are apparently not species-related, as i´ve seen of several other jumper species showing these hairs. Would be even more interesting to learn, if all species show them in both genders while they´re still immature, with males loosing them with their maturation molt.

    Greetings,

    Stefan