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Male tarantula(?)

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Raygamer, Apr 16, 2019.

  1. Raygamer

    Raygamer Arachnopeon Active Member

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    My Selenocosmia Javanensis been going out of his burrow alot at night and try to escape and kept drumming. Does this mean he's a mature male looking for a mate? Because i fed him well. I can't sex his molt because it would usually be on the bottom of his burrow and he destroy it to pieces. He's usually in his burrow but I've been seeing him going out alot lately.

    Although if he is a male i haven't seen him produce a sperm web
     
  2. VanessaS

    VanessaS Grammostola Groupie Arachnosupporter

    They often destroy their sperm web, so just because you can't find it doesn't mean they didn't make one. The best thing to do is try to get a look at his pedipalps, or try to get a photo of them and post here for people to look at. A mature male's emboli is often very obvious.
     
  3. Raygamer

    Raygamer Arachnopeon Active Member

    I tried to look for his hook too but I'm not sure what they look like. Are there any pictures reference you can link me to that's on a tarantula and not a drawing
     
  4. VanessaS

    VanessaS Grammostola Groupie Arachnosupporter

    Not all species have hooks and some of them are difficult to spot. I'm not sure if that species has them. Emboli are very bulbous in appearance and are often described as looking like boxing gloves.
     
  5. Raygamer

    Raygamer Arachnopeon Active Member

    His pedipalp are round does that mean it's a male?
     
  6. VanessaS

    VanessaS Grammostola Groupie Arachnosupporter

  7. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnotank Arachnosupporter

    Selenocosmia don't have tibial hooks