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Avicularia Versicolor

Just fed it yesterday which is why it's so fat right now, hoping for female. Picture better quality then previous when asking for opinions. Don't have a microscope and the molts never come out in one piece for me to be able to tell yet anyways.

Avicularia Versicolor
lunarae, Feb 29, 2016
    • lunarae
      It's also only 1.5-2 inches in size right now so I realize it may be way to early to tell but still, we're hopeful. Already named it Sarah in hopes for female.
    • Flexzone
      Looking male imo..sorry
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    • Haksilence
      I'm also thinking male
    • lunarae
      lol. Well if that ends up the case may have to re-think the name Sarah XD We're only hoping Female for the longer life span but still happy either way.
    • lunarae
      Can either of you specify the parts that make you lean towards male? I want to try and get a better idea on how to tell the difference myself.
    • Haksilence
      Look in the tarantula chat forum and the second thread that is stickied is "sexing for dummies"
      Start there
    • lunarae
      I've already looked at various info on sexing tarantulas, As well as that post. I've looked at various pictures and peoples opinions one way or the other. And from looking at those the crease or 'lip' in the picture of mine makes me think Female. That's why I was asking for you guys to tell me what specifically makes you say male for this one. So I would know what to maybe compare more closely, cause the booklungs seem farther spaced as well, even when it's not fat they are farther spaced rather then straight lined. And there doesn't seem to be a thicker patch of hair in the indicated spot. That darker coloration is more lacking of the hairs there and showing the bare underneath rather then showing thicker hair. If that makes sense. It would be more blue like the rest of it I would think.

      Granted of course it's still very young but these are my observations and I wanted to know what your specific observations were that would suggest otherwise so I can compare and contrast. Maybe I'm not understanding the spacing of the booklungs like it seems to be explaining or I'm overlooking things, or seeing something wrong. I've never sexed a T before, and this is my first one so I'm not going to assume I'm 100% right which was why I posted for opinions.
    • lalberts9310
      Looks male, notch and white dot (dots can be dark patches of hair, or almost hairless white patches) on epigynal plate, and looks connected = male. Booklung space is also not a great indicator, especially in immature specimens.
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    • Haksilence
      What lambert said. The booklung fact isn't a really good indicator and is usually ignored.
    • lunarae
      The white dot is caused by the flash I think. I learned what 'zoom' was >.>, and took it in natural light. So now here is a picture more zoomed in. And now seeing it THIS close I'd go more male?

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    Epiandrous fusillae sexing (Not Molts)
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