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0U2C5413 Sex

B. vagans, body approx. 1.25". Any guess on sex, or too young?

0U2C5413 Sex
DragonsRreal, Aug 8, 2017
    • miss moxie
      Male I think.
    • DragonsRreal
      It's pretty active, so that was kind of my guess. It's pretty small so I didn't know if it would even be possible to guess at this stage. It doesn't really matter, I was just curious.
    • 17sms
      I'm no expert, but I'd say it's too young to tell. Once they're about 2-2.5 inches it's much easier and reliable. I've seen males have a little dot on their furrow, which my N. coloratovillosus does. Good luck! :joyful:
    • miss moxie
      I think males are only known for being more active when they mature and start wandering to find a mate, but I'm not 100% on that. As for my guess, I don't think I see a furrow.
    • 17sms
      Correction, it's not on the furrow, since males don't have one. I suppose I don't know the scientific term! I'm a bit of a noob when it comes to sexing but I'm learning! :p
    • DragonsRreal
      I appreciate the input! My son and I got T's at the same time and they could not be more dissimilar. He has a B. albopilosum and I have the vagans. His is a digger, mine's a wanderer. His is shy, mine is outgoing(ish). We thought they were both females, but I'm starting to lean toward male on mine. Either way, we're enjoying having them.
    • boina
      I'm pretty sure this is a male
    • DragonsRreal
      My gut feeling is that it is. Skinny legs, oval-shaped abdomen, very active, slightly larger carapace than abdomen. Those are just things I read, I really have absolutely no idea.
    • boina
      @DragonsRreal ???
      None of those things has any bearing on sex. Size of abdomen only tells you about how well it's fed. Form of abdomen (oval) depends on species, not sex. Skinny legs??
    • DragonsRreal
      They just look kind of gangly to me. I read somewhere that males tend to have longer, thinner legs, and females tend to have thicker legs. I know the molt is the best way to tell, but so far every thing I've read and heard has contradicted something else. Like I said, I have no idea.
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    Epiandrous fusillae sexing (Not Molts)
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