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Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Snipes, Oct 30, 2005.
Fuzzy emboil (red spots)
Male P. regalis
Male N. chromatus ventral:
Pamphobeteus sp. 'platyomma'
Male L. violaceopes
Female Chaco Golden knee 3.5"
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B. Sabulosum Female
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)
The same molt an hour after reveals a more visible Spermathecae
B. Verdezi Male
A few examples of the females in my care:
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My 2nd B. Verdezi (with visible Accessory Organ)
My 2nd Nhandu Chromatus (I almost ripped off the exuvium, luckily the Spermathecae was not damaged.) :biggrin:
I've heard it's best to sex the molts, prob a stupid question, but doesn't anyone swear to either method?
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:
P.S. In my post above, #90, I was dead wrong about the chalcodes. He matured a few months later.
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%
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).
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.
I swear to ventral but only in Brachy's, lol, do I swear 100%. Females are ummm....well, "blessed", lol.....