Poecilotheria metallica [ventral sexing]
My 1 year and a half old gooty sapphire, I'd like to know if its male or female. Thanks
Yeah, way too blurry to tell for certain. Age is a useless factor when it comes to sexing Ts, you're better off telling us what size the T is roughly (in centimetres or inches) in diagonal leg span.

From what I CAN make out, I think your specimen may be male.
 
Its pushing 2 inch and a half.
I should invest in a micro camera for this hobby
 
@Lib good cameras help significantly. ;)

Does your T have a small semicircular light patch just above it's epigastric furrow? It's faint, but i'm pretty certain I can see it in your picture. That little patch would indicate male - it's called the dot method, a pretty accurate way to sex Poecilotheria species.
 

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Epiandrous fusillae sexing (Not Molts)
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