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PLease help opn buying a spider!!!

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by harmroelf, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. harmroelf

    harmroelf Arachnosquire Old Timer

    Hello people,

    I am going to buy a p irminia sling of 1". I really want a female, can anyone explane to me how i can see if its a male or female?

  2. Mushroom Spore

    Mushroom Spore Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    At that size, I'm pretty sure you can't tell.
  3. Scorp guy

    Scorp guy Arachnoangel Old Timer

    at such a small size, you cant. wait till about 4" maybe 3 1/2" to tell. The males (and of many other arboreal sp.) typically have larger, fuzzier legs....the females lack this, as well as hooks. Correct me if i'm wrong here, but i believe by cambreidgi and pulcher, this is how to tell:?
  4. harmroelf

    harmroelf Arachnosquire Old Timer

    Yup i know about the fuzier legs and the hooks when they are dult, but the females are very beautifull, the males are brown, grayish, so i hoped that it was possible te see so before they are bigger
  5. sick4x4

    sick4x4 Arachnoprince

    yeah these guys are buggers till that 3 1/2- 4" mark they look all female till one morning you see it molted to a male lol!!!!!!!
  6. Mike H.

    Mike H. Arachnoprince Old Timer

    At that size it is very very hard to tell...
    Buy 3 or 4 slings then your chances of getting a female are very good...

    Regards, Mike