- Apr 10, 2003
Ok here's the exuvium from my newly molted T Blondi. Anyone want to venture a guess as to the sex? I'm kinda new to this but I have my own suspicions that it's a boyT.
Yep, that's it KellyOriginally posted by kellygirl
Ok, I'm not sure I'm seeing the "leaf"... is this where it is?
Pelo, you have the idea right, but you're looking in the wrong spot. The fusilae are on the outer surface of the opisthosoma. That picture is of the inside. For the fusilae you want to look in the same spot, but on the outside of the T. The beauty of the Epiandrous fusilae method is that you don't need an exuvia to do it. You can just look at any t and figure out what sex it is.Originally posted by pelo
I'd say female...see in front of your arrow.The whole triangular peice is solid indicating female.Now if it were male the darker brown spot in front (left) of the arrow wouldn't be there but rather fuscillae(little tubulars) from which the male spins webbing for holding sperm.Also it's the fuscillae(sp) are present on males from a very early age helping to be able to sex even at very young ages and not having to wait for the males to reach maturity(hooks) to identify gender.I' may stand to be corrected but from what I've researched that's what I've come to learn and have been using that method for sexing T's myself.Hopefully I'm correct....peace..
This page is VERY helpful:Originally posted by johnnyjohnjon
ok can someone show me how to do the fuscilae method or however you spell it. that would be better for me because my T's seem to like to eat their exuvium.