How can i tell if i have a mm ??

losct2381

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i have t spininess and i really have been able to sex it because it just hasn't molted for me yet. show all the signs not eaten very lazy. the abdomen hasn't started to get dark yet so im playing the waiting game. any one got ant tips for me so i can try to make out if he's mm and will be passing on me soon
 

Chris_Skeleton

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i have t spininess and i really have been able to sex it because it just hasn't molted for me yet. show all the signs not eaten very lazy. the abdomen hasn't started to get dark yet so im playing the waiting game. any one got ant tips for me so i can try to make out if he's mm and will be passing on me soon
There will be hooks under his first two legs, and his pedipalps will be swollen up like boxing gloves.
 

losct2381

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It's a t-spinipes and I kind of remember gearing somewhere that they dot have tribal spurs either
 

Zoltan

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It's a t-spinipes and I kind of remember gearing somewhere that they dot have tribal spurs either
As of now, the name for what you have is Theraphosa stirmi. "T. spinipes" was never a valid name anyway. They don't have tibial (not tribal) spurs, but as Chris said, look for the bulbous terminal segments (male palpal organs, or palpal bulbs) on the pedipalps, only ultimate males have those. Here's a picture to illustrate what I'm saying: http://www.thebts.co.uk/old_articles/images/plate4.jpg
 
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