yes mature males have the hooks. and they also have boxing gloves which mean their pedipalps have become longer to help their mating go smoothly.Does a mature male A.Avic have the little hook things? Or should I look for something else to detemine the sex?...I'll try to get some pics but its tough to get it out from it's web xD
Ya, some Avic. avic. males are small, others are can be quite big. If you couldn't see any, then he probably isn't a mature male. Just try to get a pic, just in case..I couldnt see any...he/she is out of the web right now chillin on the side of the cage which is unusual but...the pedipalps are a bit longer...he/she is about 3"...is that early enough for the hooks? I'll try to get a pic.