male pokies

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Arachnopeon
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Jun 11, 2003
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hi, might seem like a silly question, but do male poecilotheria's have mating hooks/tibial spurs??

cheers in advance !
 

Mendi

Arachnowolf
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No, no question is truly silly. And Pokey's don't have a single hook among them that I know about. But they are pretty different looking and their palps also change dramitacally in shape so it is easy to know when they mature
 

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Arachnopeon
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Cheers mendi, i wasnt 100% sure about the hooks. I was sure mine was a male tho as hes a year old and massive. his palps arnt overly big tho ?! best sort him out a gal friend then ! thanks once again !
 

defour

Arachnobaron
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If his age and size are all you've got to go on, I wouldn't make any assumptions about gender just yet. The pedipalps in males don't look unusual until after the ultimate molt; yours should be big enough to not require too much (if any) magnification to sex via the molt.

Steve
 
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