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Does anyone know how to sex Linothele fallax?

Discussion in 'Other Spiders & Arachnids' started by xrrdbw, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. xrrdbw

    xrrdbw Arachnopeon


    I have raised my L fallax from about the LS of 0.8mm to 4 to 5 cm. It's a pretty amazing spider to have in your collection.

    The thing is, I cannot find much information on this particular spider anywhere on the internet, especially when it comes to identify the gender of the spider.

    Does anyone here know how to sex the Linothele fallax?
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  2. Harry Haller

    Harry Haller Arachnopeon

    I absolutely love mine too! The biggest I have is ~10cm (see my picture thread), but unfortunately I also have no idea how to sex them. If you do find out, please let me know. They do seem to gain in popularity, together with the L. megatheloides, so hopefully there will be more information in the near future.
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  3. xrrdbw

    xrrdbw Arachnopeon

    I contacted the seller about how to identify the sex of the Linothele fallax. He basically told me to google it, haha.
  4. Harry Haller

    Harry Haller Arachnopeon

    I have done the same and... got the same answer. They should know, right? May I ask from what seller you bought yours? If you don't want to write it here, please PM me.
  5. AphonopelmaTX

    AphonopelmaTX Moderator Staff Member

    Being mygalomorphs, Linothele species (family Dipluridae) shed the lining of the spermathecae. To sex them, examine the inside of the abdomen cuticle from a molt just like you would look for the spermathecae from a tarantula exuvium.
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  6. xrrdbw

    xrrdbw Arachnopeon

    it's the largest T seller in Europe.
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