G. rosea--Male or Female?

kellygirl

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I'm trying to figure out my Rosehair's sex but I don't have a digital camera--just my webcam. Can you guys help despite the blurriness? Guesses are welcome but please explain them because I'm just learning and need all the help I can get.

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Steve Nunn

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Originally posted by kellygirl
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Hi Kell,
That's a tough one, but I think I can see some sclerotization on the epigastric opening there, meaning it's probably a she. When you look at the opening from side on, does it look a bit humped?

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Arachnopuppy

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Originally posted by Steve Nunn
Hi Kell,
That's a tough one, but I think I can see some sclerotization on the epigastric opening there, meaning it's probably a she. When you look at the opening from side on, does it look a bit humped?

Steve
You have quite a vision there. I couldn't make out anything at all.
 

kosh

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kellygirl........can you adjust the lense/focus on your webcam......i found that i can twist the lense by hand on my webcam and it will come into focus......
 

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Females have humped abdomens?

My curly has a lump looking thing sticking out on her abdomen. Not dangerous looking though.. natural of course.
 

ceaser68

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without focus it really hard to tell !! try a better picture !
 

kellygirl

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I'm not able to get another picture right now, but I'll get back to you guys. Thanks!

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Originally posted by Raveness
Females have humped abdomens?
LOL, I'd better explain. If you were to look at a tarantula from the side (laterally) and you looked at the area where the epigastric furrow is (the slit between the anterior[front] pair of booklungs), if you can see a bulge, then the chances are pretty good it's a female. Of course this will only show up once the spider is nearing it's adult life, maybe three quarters it's mature size.

Cheers,
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Raveness

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Yeah... That is what I mean... blahh.. My curly has that..

Thanks for a better explanation :)


Originally posted by Steve Nunn
LOL, I'd better explain. If you were to look at a tarantula from the side (laterally) and you looked at the area where the epigastric furrow is (the slit between the anterior[front] booklungs), if you can see a bulge, then the chances are pretty good it's a female. Of course this will only show up once the spider is nearing it's adult life, maybe three quarters it's mature size.

Cheers,
Steve
 
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