Purpurea question

LaneyKaz

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I was wondering if anyone knows whether or not Avicularia Purpurea males have tibial hooks? Mine just molted and though it doesn't look big enough to be mature, it looks as if it has palpal bulbs but i see no indication of hooks. I will post a pic. :wall:

 

Talkenlate04

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I do believe you are going to have a hook free male........ You have any females lined up?
 

Talkenlate04

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Hey if that is the post molt picture I dont see anything indication hes mature. I think I see a palp angled there in the pic against the glass...... Maybe I am wrong....:D
 

KJE

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I've had trouble finding hooks on Avic's in the past. They are kind of small and hidden by hair. The way I tell with them is to look at their palps. If you see boxing gloves then it's mature. I can't really tell from the picture you posted.
 

Mina

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They have hooks. You do have to look for them though. They are not big.
 
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