anyone with pic of mature male B. smithi ?

WyvernsLair

Arachnobaron
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Does anyone have a clear photo of a fully mature male B. smithi ? I'm specifically wanting to look at the front legs and pedi-palps for male sexual characteristics. I have a confirmed male (and was re-confirmed today - molted this afternoon), but it doesn't look like this was the maturing molt (I think)..I am not noticing anything different about him and figured looking at a photo would help. Thanks.
 

Talkenlate04

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If you are not seeing an obvious change then you are correct the male is not mature yet. You can't miss the change that happens in Brachy’s. I have a picture somewhere, ill dig one up when I get home unless someone else posts first.
 

cheetah13mo

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This is not a B. smithi but an E. uatuman. Non the less, this is a mature male and this is what you will see on your smithi when he matures.

I don't have a good pic of the palps for you but here are the very obvious hooks you will see when he matures. I hope this helps.

 

maxident213

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I've got a B. smithi whom I suspect may be close to maturity, pretty sure it's a male. He paces the tank constantly, exactly like every other mature male I've seen. Except he's not mature. Has anyone noticed pacing/wandering in penultimate smithi males? I have wondered about this.
 
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