Help sexing rosea from exuvium

Case

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Hey guys.
After having my spiders for roughly 6 months, one of them finally molted.
It's a G. rosea. It was sold to me as a female, and I don't doubt that that is probably correct, but just as a learning exercise I am looking for indicators of sex on the exuvium. I'm not seeing the raised flap dealie that I'm under the impression a female spider should have, and I was hoping somebody could point out to me what I should be looking for.
Here's a pic I took. Please pardon the green line - my digital cam does that sometimes - grrr.

Or, if that doesn't work as I think it should, here's a link to the pic:
www.sydcom.net/users/case/exuvium.jpg

Thanks!!
Scott Case
 
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MrT

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Scott,
Thats a good size skin there.
Can you get a little closer picture?If you wet it, you may get a better look. Use a tiny bit of dish soap in the water.

Ernie
 

Case

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Here's a couple more

Here's a closer shot of the exuvium, moistened with a couple drops of water:


And here's a pic of the spider that emerged:
 

MrT

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Looks like a girl to me.:D
Take a tooth pick and lift the flap, There is two, one laying on top of the other. While its wet.

Ernie
 

Gillian

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Scott,
On the first pic, I had not the slightest idea. The second, female. Definitely. Btw, is yours a psycho, like mine? I'm asking because everyone says they are so sweet and docile..mine isn't..She's never actually full threat displayed me, but you can tell she means business.
Peace,
Gillian
 

Case

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Thanks guys! My first molt has definitely been an interesting learning experience.
Gillian - Actually, this spider is very laid back and docile. I do have another rosie that's really jumpy and skittish though.

Scott Case
 

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That picture looks EXACTELY like mine! With that same spot on her abdomen too! Mine is a very docile female, currently living inside a scull ... I just hope she's not going to molt in there ...
 
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