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Damon diadema and medius comparison

Discussion in 'Other Spiders & Arachnids' started by JohnDapiaoen, Jun 20, 2018.

  1. DrNormalman

    DrNormalman Arachnopeon

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    Thank you, Im going to try to breed and I didnt know the exact species, i think its a male but not 100% sure
     
  2. mantisfan101

    mantisfan101 Arachnoangel Active Member

    It looks to be a male, but I’ll wait for someone else to say something.
     
  3. aphono

    aphono Arachnobaron Active Member

    Agree it's a medius. Appears to be healthy, non stressed specimen. Could have been captive bred or been in captivity with proper care for a long time already.

    Sexing by pedipalp size is not reliable for this species. Female pedipalps extending past the leg joint isn't so rare. Ventral sexing is more reliable.
     
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  4. mantisfan101

    mantisfan101 Arachnoangel Active Member

    Pedipalp sexing still works but it’s not as blatantly obvious like diadema. It’s better if you have both a male and female and compare the 2.
     
  5. DrNormalman

    DrNormalman Arachnopeon

    I cant do the ventral sexing right now, looking closely looks like a male, but i have a picture of the last molting and to me looks female
     

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  6. mantisfan101

    mantisfan101 Arachnoangel Active Member

    It looks like a male. My female’s vents seen less smooth and a bit more pinched, but then again I could be wrong.
     
  7. DrNormalman

    DrNormalman Arachnopeon

    Full ventral pic
     

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  8. wizentrop

    wizentrop to the rescue! Old Timer

    That is no male...
     
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  9. DrNormalman

    DrNormalman Arachnopeon

    So how it is a male?
     
  10. wizentrop

    wizentrop to the rescue! Old Timer

    It's not. Regardless of the genital operculum's shape, if you see a patch of red hairs on the underside of a Phrynichid abdomen, it means it's a female.
     
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