How small is too small for sexing?

Alice

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hi all,

my gbb just sling just molted, and i got a very good exuvia. i put it under a magnifying glass (8x) and there is no flap to be seen. so now my questions is:

it this really another male? would be my third gbb male in a row...:wall:

or is it just too small yet to see anything? it's about 1.75"
 

Brian S

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One that size is difficult to sex unless you have a microscope. Some species I cant sex with naked eye until they reach a pretty decent size. If memory serves me correct, I couldnt sex that sp until nearly 3 inches or more! Keep in mind you may have better eagle eyes than I do ;)
 

Alice

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well, my magnifying glass makes it 8x the actual size, so i was hoping ;)

i guess i'll just hav to wait another two molts or even more before being sure. but a third male of that species would really suck...
 

cacoseraph

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i think you might be able to see the epiadrous fusilae at that size

oh yeah, watch out i recently got poopshot right in the eyeball by an A.avic i was trying to vsex =P
 
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Brian S

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well, my magnifying glass makes it 8x the actual size, so i was hoping ;)
I try to use one too but it hasnt helped me a whole lot, it sux being blind in one eye and not being able to see out of the other{D
 

tacoma0680

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It all depends on the species that you are trying to do and the spider it self when it wants to show off the stuff.
 
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