Hoga carolinensis sex?

pannaking22

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I'd say female at that size. Not seeing any swollen palps either. Ventral shot of the epigynum might help.
 

wolfs79

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Here is the epigynum has this spider has me confused I am udually good at sexing them as well I can't tell if the epigynum is there or juse isn't developed yet?

I did have a male once who was 3.75 inches long who molted into a 4.5 inch monster but he had developed the swollen palps previous molt. 20170408_222640-1.jpg
 

Smokehound714

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female. males develop swollen palps early in life, they dont sclerotize until adulthood
 

wolfs79

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Thanks very appreciated! so when the males are juveniles do you use a magnifying glass to tell just curious because its hard to tell by just the regular eye.
 
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