Sexing at 1"

Ratmosphere

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Is there any possible way to sex a 1" sling of any kind? Or is this way too soon to tell?
 

EulersK

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Nine times out of ten, the molt is too mangled to tell. At least for me. Occasionally, though, it's in nice enough condition to tell. You'll definitely need a handheld microscope though, which tend to only run about $10 on Amazon.

I just sexed my 0.75" C. argentinens a few days ago, but I was only able to pull it off because he left the molt perfectly intact.
 

Ratmosphere

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So if somebody is selling 1" Avicularia versicolor slings at a really good price, I shouldn't hesitate to buy them, right?
 

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So if somebody is selling 1" Avicularia versicolor slings at a really good price, I shouldn't hesitate to buy them, right?
I wouldn't trust it at all. That sounds like a scam. Now, if it's a good price for 1" slings, then sure. But if they're boosting the price for a female, then no. I just don't buy that they've successfully sexed over 100 tiny slings.
 
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