Is it a he or a she? (Brachypelma albopilosum)

xhexdx

ArachnoGod
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Based on those pictures, it looks male. If you could get a straight-on shot with the spider vertical, facing up, that would be much better. The angle of your pictures makes the flash reflect off of the furrow (mainly in your first picture), and this commonly causes the lip of female spiders to look like the dot on males.

The last two pics really do look male though, but I'd prefer to see a straight-on shot.

--Joe
 

xjak3yx

Arachnosquire
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yeah looks male from here...as xhexdx said a straight on shot would be better :)
 

B8709

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What an odd angle........
Does look male though.
 

Kirsten

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Based on those pictures, it looks male. If you could get a straight-on shot with the spider vertical, facing up, that would be much better. The angle of your pictures makes the flash reflect off of the furrow (mainly in your first picture), and this commonly causes the lip of female spiders to look like the dot on males.

The last two pics really do look male though, but I'd prefer to see a straight-on shot.

--Joe
^Exactly everything he said.
And...WELCOME. Glad to have another tarantula lover in the house:)
 
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