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Sexing for Dummies

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

  1. MrsHaas

    MrsHaas Arachnolord

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    Lol, I've seen a few of those... Where it's just like vag of the century!
     
  2. Casey K

    Casey K Arachnoknight Arachnosupporter

    Right!!!
     
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  3. HerpBoy45

    HerpBoy45 Arachnopeon

    The p. metallica is confusing to me. I swear those pics look like there is a flap.
     
  4. VanessaS

    VanessaS Arachnobaron

    At what size should I be starting to look? I have a really good macro lens, which will pick up a lot of detail in a ventral shot, but I think my new one is still too young/small at 1".
     
  5. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    Depends on species, some Ts can be easily sexed w/out lens at 1-2". Molt confirmed is the best.
     
  6. VanessaS

    VanessaS Arachnobaron

    Is it too soon on this one? Because if it is too soon - I won't bother fiddling with their moult until they are bigger.
     

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  7. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    What species is it???
     
  8. VanessaS

    VanessaS Arachnobaron

    Sorry, a G. pulchra.
     
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    My unsexed b.smithi is on its back moulting right now! Thankyou for putting this post on
     
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    Am I correct in saying this is a female???? Are the two 'eyes' below the 'mouth' the spermathacae? (Sorry if spelling incorrect)
     
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  11. Shampain

    Shampain Arachnopeon

    P.Vespertinus male?
     

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  12. Mloren

    Mloren Arachnopeon

    Hi!

    I am new here and new to "sexing" tarantulas, could someone please help me with this molt from my L. striatipes?
    My guess is female but as I said I am new and like to know if I am right.

    Thanks
    Michael
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  13. z32upgrader

    z32upgrader Arachnoknight

    100% female
     
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  14. Flexzone

    Flexzone Arachnolord Active Member

    Congrats, That's female alright.
     
  15. Mloren

    Mloren Arachnopeon

  16. Dustynn89

    Dustynn89 Arachnopeon

    Thanks man! I've always just waited for maturing. This is awesome!
     
  17. VanessaS

    VanessaS Arachnobaron

    G. pulchripes female approximately 3.5".
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    Female.jpg

    G. pulchripes male approximately 4".
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    Male.jpg
     
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  18. Haemus

    Haemus Arachnosquire Arachnosupporter

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    Dummy here sexing via exuvia for the first time and could use some clarification. Here's a shot:
    exuvium.jpg
    Here's the same shot at 100% zoom:
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    Despite all the threads and diagrams, I'm still somewhat confused at what I'm looking at lol. Am I correct that the green highlighted area is the spermatheca indicative of a female? Thanks in advance
     
  19. z32upgrader

    z32upgrader Arachnoknight

    Great photos! Yes, that is exactly what you should be looking for. This is female. What's the species?
     
  20. Haemus

    Haemus Arachnosquire Arachnosupporter

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    Sorry, forgot to mention, Grammostola pulchripes :)