G.pulchra 2" DLS
Male or female? Going for female since males really has the very distinct fusillae marked by the black triangle.
That's still pretty small, the fusillae wouldn't necessarily be dark yet. I believe it's easier to tell around the 3" mark.

I'm guessing male from the way the furrow looks "fused" towards the center. I only ever really notice that small males, ime.
I don't own a G. pulchra, but I have seen many ventrals of G. pulchra on here to make a guess. It looks like a very fat male, but it's only a assumption and your specimen is still a small one, So I can't really say.
both photos in the comments are caught when he / she was freshly molted (1 week after before first feed)
@John Chu Wow, those would be really crazy odds. And it's my understanding that this species is female-heavy.

Still, males of this species are long lived and incredibly valuable due to how scarce they tend to be. When they mature, you should ship them out to someone with experience successfully breeding them. You could sell outright, trade for something else, or gamble on the female dropping a sac for the split of the slings.

Not sure what I think of the new picture, iirc ventrals can be a little deceiving when freshly molted. I think I can see a darker patch though.
@Arachnophoric well if this turns out to be male, I'll find a female since all of my males before are now sold :( and yea, very crazy odds. Really unlucky with this pulchras if this really indeed turns out to be a male.

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Epiandrous fusillae sexing (Not Molts)
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