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Is this POECILOTHERIA ORNATA male or female??

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by GUSTAV, Mar 29, 2007.


    GUSTAV Arachnopeon

    This POECILOTHERIA ORNATA is 12cm long.IS IT MALE OR FEMALE??????:wall: [​IMG]
  2. syndicate

    syndicate Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    looks rather female to me but hard to say just from pics.got any ventral shots?
  3. ballpython2

    ballpython2 Arachnoprince

    turn it bottoms up....if you look directly above the top book lungs (with the spider's head facing the ceiling) if you see a black half circle...its going to be a male....

    GUSTAV Arachnopeon

  5. Lover of 8 legs

    Lover of 8 legs Arachnoknight Old Timer

    My only reply to your original question would be DEFINITELY!!!:wicked: :wicked: {D {D {D

    GUSTAV Arachnopeon

    MY ORNATA IS MALE:wall: :wall: :wall: :wall: !!!????
  7. arachnocat

    arachnocat Arachnoangel Old Timer

    Male ornatas seem to have a much darker area inside the white stripe than females. I don't know if that's always the case, but I would guess just from the pic it's a male.
  8. its also still small, only 3" roughly. I would not say for sure male or female at this stage, especially a species that grows to 8" you still have a while.
  9. It's a male
  10. Thoth

    Thoth Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Like Midnightrdr456 stated sexing pokies by the dorsal folio is only reliable with larger specimens, at least 4+ inches. Also it does not work for all species of pokies.

    Pokies tend to be difficult to sex, in general. A bit of info on it http://www.zoonen.com/perzoonen/artikel.asp?oid=233789
  11. SavageDigital

    SavageDigital Arachnosquire Old Timer

    I can't see anything in that spider that says "female", maybe it is and will show more obvious signs later. But I don't see anything convincing in this photograph (of course everyone's got a 50/50 shot with any answer they give).
  12. chris 71

    chris 71 Arachnoknight Old Timer

    just guessing but yours looks more female to me its markings are not that washed out looking
  13. chris 71

    chris 71 Arachnoknight Old Timer

    read page 1 of Genus Poecilotheria picture thread
  14. GUSTAV

    GUSTAV Arachnopeon

    It's a FEMALE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  15. Rydog

    Rydog Arachnobaron

    It looks like a Juvenile female rufilata in my opinion but ornatas and rufilatas do look a little similar. Although rufilatas keep the darkened abdominal markings as adults.


    Never mind after looking at the carapace Identification sheet I stand corrected. It is however still female.
  16. Someone please tell me how they are getting male or female? I am not getting how you guys are doing that. I have a few confirmed of both sexes, and Looking at that one dark picture tells me squat.
  17. Rydog

    Rydog Arachnobaron

    On most pokies you can look at the abdomen and see the black zigzag, if it has a lot of white around it then its most likely female. This is what someone told me although I have my doubts.
  18. TheDarkFinder

    TheDarkFinder Arachnoangel Old Timer

    Look at the picture below.

    The two spots that I have circled tell me it is a girl.

    The stripe has a very light break in it. Males keep a very dark almost completely black stripe. The carapace on most males have very little to no coloring on it. This one has a deep black looking carapace. Now it is not 100% but if I was to place money on it I would say female just by that.

    To the OP if you do not want me to use your picture just pm me and I will remove it.

    Attached Files:

  19. david goldsboro

    david goldsboro Arachnosquire Old Timer

    you have a female there male have a purple colour to them , look at this males carapace the females have a grey white colour not pinkie purple like males and the males show differant colours at around 2inch

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  20. ShadowBlade

    ShadowBlade Planeswalker Old Timer

    Yes, my bet at that size would definately be female.

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