Pokie sexing revisited

AudreyElizabeth

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Ok, I have a 5 inch regalis that I was relatively certain was female.
I pulled the recent molt out today, and now I'm not sure.
Here is a ventral shot; taken two or three molts prior to this one.


Here is a shot of the molt today.



I checked the skin under a magnifying glass, and I couldn't really see anything resembling spermatheca. Does anyone else? Is this picture good enough?

Now that I'm looking at a larger picture, I may see a little something.
 
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Talkenlate04

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Ventrally it is looking like a male to me. Look forward to that second picture of the dorsal side.
 

AmbushArachnids

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I would think you couldnt miss the spermatheca in the molt at that size.
 

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This was my male P. regalis before he went ultimate.
 
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AudreyElizabeth

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^ That is why I was leaning more towards male. I didn't think that they were that different until the ultimate molt.
But, I wasn't sure. I want to try and get better at this.
 

AmbushArachnids

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Your pokie is way more colorful. IMO P. regalis are kinda tricky because they only have a faint purple. Im still learning how to sex pokies dorsaly. It can be a real head ache. :wall:

Yes my male has no purple and has a faded or "gray tint" all over.
 

AudreyElizabeth

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Maybe not precisely color, but the sharpness; the contrast in general if you know what I mean. It's hard to explain. :confused:
 

AmbushArachnids

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I see the black is darker.. But i really only see a lack of contrast. its like a faded grey compared to a dark black. Is there a pattern difference im missing?
 
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