Sex Me! (Scolopendra hardwickei)

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Arachnobaron
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This should be of interest to you US enthusiasts. I want to make absolutely sure before I attempt to mate these so I'd like to confirm with you guys:

First specimen:



Female?

Second specimen:



Female?

Third specimen:



Male?

Thanks!
 

zonbonzovi

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I agree with your guesses, although I say that very tentatively. 3rd pic looks like there's a prominent spinning organ dead center and the genital sternite seems much more blunt. Could you see gonopods when you were taking pics? Maybe they're just really small on hardwickei?
 

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Arachnobaron
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I agree with your guesses, although I say that very tentatively. 3rd pic looks like there's a prominent spinning organ dead center and the genital sternite seems much more blunt. Could you see gonopods when you were taking pics? Maybe they're just really small on hardwickei?
I couldn't see the gonopods, so I'm mostly guessing based off of the presence or absence of a spinning organ and/or an extra genital sternite.
 
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