Avic Question.

Staley

Arachnobaron
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Ok i have an Avicularia Avicularia. Its about 4-5 inches. and it looks like its a female. I didnt see the Hooks on the 2 small feeler legs . and i dont know what to look for at its abdomen. can someone post 2 pics ,1 male and 1 female avic . I would just take pics but my camera doesnt have a macro function.
 

wicked

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The hooks would be on the first pair of legs, not the pedipalps. Let me dig around and see if I can get you a picture. I have a mature male avic.

Ok, it's a good thing my old boy is patient, I got a few semi-decent pics.

Hooks appear on the first set of walking legs, two segments up. (circled in red)
Bulbs can be seen at the end of the pedipalps, they appear enlarged and rounded. (circled in blue)


 
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jamesc

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You do know that the hooks only appear after the ultimate molt right? If you don't see hooks then it could be a female or a male that isn't mature yet.
 

tacoma0680

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If it is a male it should molt out this next molt going by the size or you could have it sexed by the molt.
 
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