Aphonopelma seemanni [ventral sexing]
Aphonopelma seemanni. so what do i look for when trying to define the sex? the guy said it was female, but i am just wondering for my own curiosities.
Some species have distinct characteristics to look for - a 'moustache' of hairs at the furrow, or they might have a very prominent 'lip' where the furrow separates slightly.
In males, you are looking for a small semi circle of hairs above the furrow which indicates that epiandrous fusillae is present.
For this species, you are looking for the hairs at the furrow... which she looks to have, but it is a bit difficult to see at this angle.
Here is my 4" female as a comparison.
 

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Epiandrous fusillae sexing (Not Molts)
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