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John Chu

G.pulchra 2" DLS

Male or female? Going for female since males really has the very distinct fusillae marked by the black triangle.

G.pulchra 2" DLS
John Chu, May 23, 2019
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    • Arachnophoric
      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.
    • Liquifin
      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.
    • John Chu
      if that's the case, then this will be my 4th male in 3 years (yea, owned 3 pulchra slings back in 2016, then all males :( )

      here is a picture of him / her @Arachnophoric and @Liquifin when he/she recently molted
    • Liquifin
      @John Chu Looks more female in this picture. Very tricky to ventral sex when young, so better wait for it to be a little bigger in size.
    • John Chu
      @Liquifin I may have to wait a lil bit more
    • John Chu
      both photos in the comments are caught when he / she was freshly molted (1 week after before first feed)
    • Arachnophoric
      @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.
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    • John Chu
      @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.
    • John Chu
      @Arachnophoric I'll just wait for the 3" mark I guess and hope for the best.
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    Epiandrous fusillae sexing (Not Molts)
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