is this a male p metallica?

bradpaden

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It is about time for a molt but it is right at 4 inches now not sure why you say its small
 

Hobo

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That's a male. I think what smalls meant was that the pics were a little dark and a little bit blurry. Thankfully, it's clear enough to sex, and I think he, and all the others, are correct.

So I have a question. I've read that metallica are difficult or impossible to sex dorsally, yet I always see that females develop a white abdomen stripe, while males have that darkish messy stripe down the middle of it. Is this right, or is it not as clear cut as I think?
 

robc

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That's a male. I think what smalls meant was that the pics were a little dark and a little bit blurry. Thankfully, it's clear enough to sex, and I think he, and all the others, are correct.

So I have a question. I've read that metallica are difficult or impossible to sex dorsally, yet I always see that females develop a white abdomen stripe, while males have that darkish messy stripe down the middle of it. Is this right, or is it not as clear cut as I think?
My male has a pure white stripe, so did the male before it LOL!!
 

rustym3talh3ad

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one thing ive noticed about the females is after a molt they have a golden yellow pattern down the abdomen, were as the male stays plain...perhaps thats just my two females and one male but it only seems to happen with the two girls. any thoughts on that?
 
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