M. balfouri sexing

rustym3talh3ad

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I have a few photos of my M. balfouri. these pics are of the same tarantula. i would really love to see what every one thinks the sex on this is. i as of now have no idea so i'm looking to the pros. Let me know what you think! thanks in advance.




 

felmor

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Female?I think it has a slit on the first pic. it's better to wait for the molt.. 100% sure sexing :D
 

rustym3talh3ad

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Female?I think it has a slit on the first pic. it's better to wait for the molt.. 100% sure sexing :D
yeah it destroyed the last molt...i could just wait for the thing to grow up but im the impatient one who likes to make plans for their T's future. arrange meet and greets...line up dates...you know the normal stuff we do for our "children" haha
 

After3Days

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Male for me. Though i am not an expert on sexing T's, based on the pics. the slit is to small, slit also seen in males...Regards..
 

rustym3talh3ad

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Male for me. Though i am not an expert on sexing T's, based on the pics. the slit is to small, slit also seen in males...Regards..
thanks. i thought so myself but i wasnt sure. figured i would get the best pics i could, its not very cooperative. i'm still gonna try to sex it next molt.
 

After3Days

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thanks. i thought so myself but i wasnt sure. figured i would get the best pics i could, its not very cooperative. i'm still gonna try to sex it next molt.

Yes. Much better if you could sex it in the next exuvium, lets pray will turned out into a fem. Still a beauty, one of the rarest. =)
 
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Kris-wIth-a-K

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to me the flash is too bright to see IMO. It does look male by the other hints but I have had male looking little ones who molt out and are females.
 

BrettG

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looks like a male to me...(judging by the distance/angle of the booklungs..)
 

snakecollector

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I say male too...

With M. Balfouri the males have more blue than females around the carapace.

Good luck!!!

John
 

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new Image, still looks the same but at least its alot more clear. cant wait for this thing to molt.
 

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Just above where you type is a little tab that says Search. if you click on that and type in "M Balfouri" you will get probably 1 page of info on sexing your T. Enjoy PS you'll probably want to buy a microscope.... for more than one thing
 

rustym3talh3ad

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Just above where you type is a little tab that says Search. if you click on that and type in "M Balfouri" you will get probably 1 page of info on sexing your T. Enjoy PS you'll probably want to buy a microscope.... for more than one thing
hey...thanks, in the last two years of me being on this site i didnt know there was a search function. figured that was to find tarantulas. :wall::wall::wall: wow, deja vu just set in cuz if im not mistaken thats exactly what i typed in a thread about 12 hours ago. since you wanna be condescending :clap: take a minute and do a search yourself, theres barely any sexing threads for this species, and most of the pictures are about as good as mine are. see....

http://www.arachnoboards.com/ab/showthread.php?t=198472&highlight=Monocentropus+balfouri

and with that being the only page out of 250 that was produced with keywords "monocentropus" "balfouri" and "sexing" im pretty sure ive done my research.

Im asking for peoples best guess at a what sex my M. balfouri is which even seasoned veterans will do from time to time. so unless you have a guess as to what the sex is, i will kindly ask you to bugger off.
 

Hentzi

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looks a male to my eyes but then they have lied to me before :?
 
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