Poecilotheria ornata sexual dimorphism

advan

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Starting a new thread so it's easier to find. :)

The only species of Poecilotheria that can be accurately sexed dorsally at a young age is P. ornata. The other species sometimes can when larger sub adults but not always, it differs per individual. Hence why it is not accurate. Never go by folio sexing either. P. ornata can easily sexed by the pattern on the carapace as small as 2.5"(safer to wait until at least 3"+ to be safe).

Poecilotheria ornata dimorphism
3" Juvenile male




3" Juvenile female






5" male




5" female




 

petkokc

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Excellent post. I wasn't aware of their dimorphism until recently. Funny thing is that, when I bought my female as a unsexed sling, she was already almost 3''. I guess the seller also didn't know about it ^^
 

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IMO these are one of the prettiest poecies. They have such a variety of different colours. Even the males are gorgeous.
 

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The resolution on these photos is breathtaking. Curious to know what camera model and lens is being used for these photos. It'd be awesome to take some photos of my own at this level of quality.
 

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The resolution on these photos is breathtaking. Curious to know what camera model and lens is being used for these photos. It'd be awesome to take some photos of my own at this level of quality.
go to Advan's pic thread....really, do yourself a favor, drop everything and do it now!

He goes though many detailed explanations/tutorials in the "through the lens" section, check that out, too.
 

AntikInsomniak

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go to Advan's pic thread....really, do yourself a favor, drop everything and do it now!

He goes though many detailed explanations/tutorials in the "through the lens" section, check that out, too.
Thank you so much for the suggestion. Beautiful pictures.
 

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The 3" images are apparently missing in the OP. The larger images are still there. fyi. (first 5 pics.)
 

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How about this guy? Increased the image's contrast at around 5 percent
@advan help :(

Unedited photo: @advan Specimen is 3" DLS
 
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advan

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@John Chu Male. Wait for the next molt and you will see the pattern on the carapace fade even more.
 

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@John Chu Male. Wait for the next molt and you will see the pattern on the carapace fade even more.
Thank you Advan!


Still male @advan on this one?

Molted about 3 to 4 days ago
Having a hard time with this one, his/her size didn't increase that big on this molt. From 3" to 3.25"-3.50" in DLS
 
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