2" G. Pulchra male or female?

nickulas

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I'm trying to ventrally sex my 2" pulchra.
I dont have the experience with ventral sexing because what i learned is from exuvium sexing.
But from what im guessing correct me if im wrong its a male?
 

nickulas

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Guys how accurate in ventral sexing and what is the appropriate size.
My specimen is about 2 inches I have to use a macro lens to achieve this picture.
 

Scoolman

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Scoolman how can you tell and what made you says its female?
Newbie questions when its comes to ventral sexing heheheheh.
It could just be the lighting but, I do not see any epiandrous fusillae (short densly packed "hairs") above the epigastric furrow; forming a narrow horseshoe pattern in G pulchra males. Even though G pulchra is black the epiandrous fusillae are quite prominent and noticeable on a 2" specimen.
Guys how accurate in ventral sexing and what is the appropriate size.
My specimen is about 2 inches I have to use a macro lens to achieve this picture.
Ventral sexing can be difficult. Its accuracy is entirely in the "eye of the beholder". It can be very accurate with a little practice. At 2" leg span, though, you can accurately use ventral sexing.
This is a shot from a penultimate male I have. Granted it is of the interior of the exuvium, but you can clearly see the epiandrous fusillae and the horseshoe pattern I am speaking of.
 

nickulas

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this is my 2nd specimen but this is 1" smaller that the first specimen.
the first specimen is about 2 inches


---------- Post added at 07:32 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:04 PM ----------

Hi guys here is the picture of the 1st specimen
Thanks for the help I hope it will be a female on the exuvium
crossing my fingers{D
 

xhexdx

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If you could take some pictures from further back, I think that would be helpful.
 

Redneck

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Might help a little if you wait for the second one to molt..
 

nickulas

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If you could take some pictures from further back, I think that would be helpful.
The first picture that I posted is same specimen

---------- Post added at 07:44 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:41 PM ----------

Might help a little if you wait for the second one to molt..
You are correct Redneck but I will wait to make sure.
Im trying to learn ventral sexing but I still prefer spemathecae sexing.
Thanks for the advice..
 
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