G. pulchra
@Olan Most Grammostola are tough for me to be honest. But at this size, I would expect a female to be much more obvious.

That is partly why I said I think....it can be too easy to be fooled.
 
@cold blood
@Olan

Thanks for the replies. Was purchased as a female.

This could explain why my male shows no interest. He was quite eager with my other female but he couldn't seem to care less about this one. Tried giving him some web and shark tanking. Nothing from either of them (neither interest or agression) Its making me wonder.... :/
 
Female - 99% sure. With a male you'd see the field of epiandrous fusillae - and there are none. In the middle pic you see how all the setae in the area are the same and there even is a moustache. Maybe it's not mature yet? I missed where you stated the size.
 
@boina

I like your answer much better than @cold blood 's. :D:p

The specimen in question is probably 5.5"DLS, same size as my other female.

On a side note, is there a really good guide/write up on vent sexing? i have read the one on birdspiders website, but either they only picked really obvious species or i am looking at the wrong stuff... :banghead:
 
@Theneil As far as I know the one on birdspiders is the only one. And yes, they only picked the obvious species... Maybe we can make a thread about vent sexing ourselves - we have one about spermathecae after all.

Vent sexing depends on the species. All males have epiandrous fusillae, though, so that's what I'm mainly looking for. Unfortunately I have only female pulchras, but maybe I can get a pic of those at least later for comparison.
 

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