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Poecilotheria ornata [molt sexing]

poecilotheria ornata

Poecilotheria ornata [molt sexing]
Atx512, Sep 30, 2018
    • dangerforceidle
      This looks male to me, but how large is the spider? P. ornata sex can be identified dorsally once they get into the juvenile stage.
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    • boina
      Putting a molt in water is about the worst way to sex a P. ornata.

      1. Poecilotherias are actually easier and more reliable vent sexed since molt sexed since the males have prominent accessory organs, easily mistaken for spermathecae on a molt.

      2. P. ornata shows sexual color dimorphism from as early as 3".

      3. If you want people to guess the sex using this molt dry it out and don't take a pic while it's under water. You can't see spermathecae under water.
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    • Atx512
      @boina thanks for the advice will do on the next molt.
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  • Category:
    Spermathecae sexing (Molts)
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    Date:
    Sep 30, 2018
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