Male P. regalis?!
So right after my male B. hamorii matures into a lady, my female P. regalis turns out to be a guy?!

The molt is hidden but this pokie must be male, right? The colors are suddenly so muted... Are they mature or will there be a further obvious sign when they are?
Is he mature? I can't really tell from the pic. How do the pedipalps look?
@boina I don’t know — I’m still new to arboreals — but I do not see any obvious change to the pedipalps. I’m guessing still a molt or two away, based on what I was told last November about the male changing colors, but I am not sure of anything anymore! :confused:
@ErinM31 If it's mature - it's a male. If it isn't mature you can't tell just by looking at the color. It does look a bit like a mature male, though. Look at the last segment of the pedipalps - are they a bit shorter than the rest?
@boina Not even when the coloration changes this drastically?
I had thought that in pokies this color change was specific to males, no?

Thank you for the tip on the pedipalps! I will take a closer look next time they are out. It looks to me that with this last molt, there was minimal change in body size but the legs got significantly longer.
@boina The pedipalps look like they have four segments, although I believe the middle two are actually one segment. The last segment looks shorter, yes, but not enlarged relative to the rest (not the boxing glove look that I used to seeing on NW terrestrials and many ground spiders as well).

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