One last time!

bliss

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okay, i know just a few days ago i started a thread with pics of my Poecilotheria formosa's molt. Well, all of those pics sucked so here are the best ones i could take with my P.O.S camera. i spent like 2 hrs getting these perfect, so if these aren't good then i don't know what to say or do.

One is the molt with the flash on, one is without the flash.


sooo.. what do you think, M or F?
 
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Nitibus

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There's a section on these boards for sexing molts... this isn't it.


Hard to tell from your P.O.S camera :)

Do YOU see a flap inside between the book lungs ?
 

bliss

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okay... i give up, that's the only cam i have access to.

it has one of those semi-circle slits in it... is that a characteristic of both males and females or just females?

i see no little protruding flap. would it be sticking out?

it's really hard to tell, I know pokies have fused spermathicae, but man this is rediculous. augh....
 

bliss

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okay what about dorsal stripe?

i've heard you can sex them via dorsal stripe, so here we go!
 
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ShadowBlade

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It is very easy with species like ornata, or sometimes fasciata. I'm not sure of its credibility with formosa.

About sexing the exuvium, the little semi-circle you refer to, sounds like what you're looking for, does it stick out?

-Sean
 
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cacoseraph

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put the skin on a clear plastic tupperware lid and then light it up from underneath and take pics like that... no flash. i actually had to stack something like three lids together to filter just the right amount of light, so you might have to work a bit

if it is female it is VERY easy to see when it is backlit like that
 

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alright cacoseraph, ill try that here in a bit..

and sean -- the exuvium sticks out very very little. this specimen is 4"+, so it should be easy to tell...
 
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