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Is this POECILOTHERIA ORNATA male or female??

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

  1. Tunedbeat

    Tunedbeat Arachnolord Old Timer

    Looks alittle female to me, but what is the leg span?

    4" or more, male and female look almost Identical ventrally.
  2. †-MarK-†

    †-MarK-† Arachnoknight

    leg span is less than 3.5''
  3. _bob_

    _bob_ Arachnobaron Old Timer

    female! :)
  4. I see a pretty big difference around 2.5-3". They don't look the same at all.
  5. _bob_

    _bob_ Arachnobaron Old Timer

    I gotta say female.... check out this picture of one of my males that is about 3" or so...

  6. Flow

    Flow Arachnopeon

    Hi guys.

    Can anyone tell me? Is this a male of female P. Ornata? He, or she is about 3 inch.


  7. atropos

    atropos Arachnosquire Old Timer

    Looks like a male
  8. Rochelle

    Rochelle Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Congratulations..you have a SON! :clap:
  9. Flow

    Flow Arachnopeon

    very funny :) Thanks for helping. But how can you be so sure?
  10. Rochelle

    Rochelle Arachnoprince Old Timer

    past experience ....and the carapace. ;)
  11. Flow

    Flow Arachnopeon

    What' s wrong with the carapace? It has black lines...? Please explain...:)
  12. Rochelle

    Rochelle Arachnoprince Old Timer

    There's nothing 'wrong' with the carapace, hon! It's the color. There's no break in the coloration, all the way to the edges. If there were white (ish) coloration between the center pattern and the edge - I would be thinking he was a 'she'. Instead, it's the same drab brown (ish) all the way out from the center pattern. :)
    It's not necessarily a bad thing to have a male. You can always send him out on the dating rounds and get back lots of slings! :clap:

    This is not a very scientific method of sexing, but it works most of the time. If I were shopping for a female specifically; and unable to sex from a molt or even ventrally - I would pass this one up.
  13. Flow

    Flow Arachnopeon

    O.K... Thank you. What about this one? It's a p. rufilata! Male? :) :}

  14. If you get a ventral shot I can tell you the sex.
  15. Flow

    Flow Arachnopeon

    Is this it? I don't exactly know what "ventral shot" means:wall: I'm from Slovenia :} So I hope this is the right one. :}

  16. Looks male to me.
  17. Yep 100% male.
    And yes you took the right picture.
  18. Flow

    Flow Arachnopeon

    :wall: Not again! Thanks:) How can you see it's a male?
  19. See the dark spot my top three lines lines point to? That is not present in a female. Plus the epigastric furrow on a male is closed off looking (my bottom line points to that) and not a straight line. Females have a nice neat line for a furrow. Hope this helps some.
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2008
  20. crpy

    crpy Arachnoking

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