D.diadema: from which instar sex can be determined?

Borya

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I mean, on what instar the difference in size of pedipalps become visible enough to say is it male or female?
 

Banshee05

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hello
for 100% just when they are adult, before it can always be very big females, or big males... just when you have both sexes in the same adult age, you can say it, before that you can gues it, but just when they are almost adult.

good luck!
 

Borya

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Thanks!
And how many times should they molt to reach adulthood?
 

Banshee05

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that'S a good question ;)
i never read in any paper something about "how often"- i also never counted that. sorry.
 

Borya

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In my case, male's pedipalps became long after 6-th molt.
Damon's body length after this molt is 2.5 cm (1 inch).
 
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