Is this POECILOTHERIA ORNATA male or female??

GUSTAV

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This POECILOTHERIA ORNATA is 12cm long.IS IT MALE OR FEMALE??????:wall:
 

syndicate

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

ballpython2

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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

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No I dont have.IS IT RIGHT THAT ORNATA FEMALE HAVE WHITE STRIPE ON ABDOMEN NOT LIKE ONE ON MY PICTYRE - ZIG ZAG?????????
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

SavageDigital

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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).
 

chris 71

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

GUSTAV

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It's a FEMALE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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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.

-EDIT-

Never mind after looking at the carapace Identification sheet I stand corrected. It is however still female.
 

Talkenlate04

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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.
 

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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.
 

TheDarkFinder

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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.
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.
 

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david goldsboro

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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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