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Sexing for Dummies

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Snipes, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. hamhock 74

    hamhock 74 Arachnobaron

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    Fuzzy emboil (red spots)
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    Male P. regalis
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  2. Hobo

    Hobo ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Staff Member

    Male N. chromatus ventral:
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    and molt:
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  3. advan

    advan raptorer Staff Member

    Pamphobeteus sp. 'platyomma'
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  4. hamhock 74

    hamhock 74 Arachnobaron

    Male L. violaceopes
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  5. Pinoy25

    Pinoy25 Arachnopeon

    Female Chaco Golden knee 3.5"

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  6. kean

    kean Arachnoknight Old Timer

    B. Sabulosum Female
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  7. kean

    kean Arachnoknight Old Timer

    A. Musculosa Male
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    C. Fasciatum Female
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    N. Chromatus Female
    At first glance to the naked eye, looks male. (Zoomed Macro Capture Reveals an almost invisible Spermathecae)
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    The same molt an hour after reveals a more visible Spermathecae
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  8. kean

    kean Arachnoknight Old Timer

    B. Verdezi Male
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  9. kean

    kean Arachnoknight Old Timer

    B. Boehmei
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    B. Vagans
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  10. z32upgrader

    z32upgrader Arachnoknight

  11. kean

    kean Arachnoknight Old Timer

  12. kean

    kean Arachnoknight Old Timer

    My 2nd B. Verdezi (with visible Accessory Organ)
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  13. kean

    kean Arachnoknight Old Timer

    My 2nd Nhandu Chromatus (I almost ripped off the exuvium, luckily the Spermathecae was not damaged.) :biggrin:
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  14. Spidergrrl

    Spidergrrl Arachnopeon

    Grammostola pulchripes spermatheca.jpg
    Grammostola pulchripes

    Cheers,

    Spidergrrl (Paula)
     
  15. MrsHaas

    MrsHaas Arachnolord Active Member

    I've heard it's best to sex the molts, prob a stupid question, but doesn't anyone swear to either method?



    --J.Haas
     
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  16. z32upgrader

    z32upgrader Arachnoknight

    For some people, It's the only sure way. I send my molts off to be professionally sexed (for free)by a man with a microscope. PM me if you'd like the details.
    Here are some pictures he sent me of my molts:
    A metallica b FEM copy.jpg
    B vagans a FEM copy.jpg
    P miranda a FEM copy.jpg

    P.S. In my post above, #90, I was dead wrong about the chalcodes. He matured a few months later.:eek:
     
  17. MrsHaas

    MrsHaas Arachnolord Active Member

    Thank u for such nice advice. I'll keep it in mind... I'd love to do this but I kinda like the surprise of what gender they molt into. I'm obviously not a breeder lol... And I love to keep my molts - so I try to visually sex, tho I kno its not100%



    --J.Haas
     
  18. Casey K

    Casey K Arachnoknight Arachnosupporter

    Hey Bill, just a quick suggestion for new users, perhaps you can tell us what those two male "thingy's" are? I know to look for a flap and its quite obvious these photos clearly suggest such but to some new person those male thingy's may confuse them (they look a "little" like spermathecae). :)
     
  19. Casey K

    Casey K Arachnoknight Arachnosupporter

    I would say Aphonopelma are some of the toughest species to sex ventrally. Both the male and the female have those hairs (epiandrous fusillae for males and what appears to be epiandrous fusillae in the female (but impossible). I've had issues sexing juvie & adult Aphonopelma because of such.
     
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  20. Casey K

    Casey K Arachnoknight Arachnosupporter

    I swear to ventral but only in Brachy's, lol, do I swear 100%. Females are ummm....well, "blessed", lol.....