'Phidippus regius' HELP NEEDED

LittleGremlin

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Mar 13, 2017
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So i have two Phidippus regius, the first one that i got i believed to be a male, well, then i tried to get a female the other day, it was hard because they all looked the same. I brought him home, got out the macro lens to see those chelicerae colours and well both my jumpers look the same, black, white with green/blue chelicerae. They are still very young, do all the slings look like this or are females noticeably different from a young age, brown with pinky chelicerae? Could one of mine turn out to be a female or do you think they are indeed both male?


Sorry, they like eating! :bucktooth:
 

DJValkyrie

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Jul 30, 2017
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You may have sorted this out by now, so sorry if this is an unneccessary comment. I live in Texas and P. regius aren't native this far west, but as far as I know, they're notably dimorphic and the females never turn black. http://bugguide.net/node/view/6790 There's even been a few reports of "recessive" males that are grey. I'm also *pretty* sure those pedipalps and first legs are male. Good luck finding a female!
 
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