H maculata dimorphism?

Venom1080

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do these guys show dimorphism? if so, what size can you tell?
im asking as mine is about 4" and is pretty darn white still, i thought makes were darker as they grew?
 

TownesVanZandt

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Yes, they show sexual dimorphism. As slings they are all brownish, then later the females will become lighter. I am not sure at what size the females will develop their adult colouration, but if your specimen has colours that can be placed on a "greyscale" it is a female.
 

KezyGLA

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Am I right in thinking there are 2 locality variations and ones dark markings are dark brown/black instead of dark grey/black?
 

viper69

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Am I right in thinking there are 2 locality variations and ones dark markings are dark brown/black instead of dark grey/black?
I have not heard this, doesn't mean you are wrong. This isn't another "black" P. metallica thing I hope hahah
 

KezyGLA

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I have not heard this, doesn't mean you are wrong. This isn't another "black" P. metallica thing I hope hahah
Hahah I hope not too. But its what I have heard. Some breeders here selling both o_O
 

viper69

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Hahah I hope not too. But its what I have heard. Some breeders here selling both o_O
Oh boy, could be true, or just a gimmick. Wonder what makes them think they are different localities. Maybe a shipment came in and all were grey vs white etc.
 
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