sexing discoids?

GailC

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I was given a colony of discoids and there is way more then I need. Is there a reliable way to sex the adults so I can cull some of the males?
 

Travis K

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Gail,

Look at the sternites. The last two are fused on females.
 

GailC

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Thanks Travis, that helps a great deal. Now I just have to get brave enough to handle a bunch of them. I really dislike this species and don't look forward to messing with them.
 

Travis K

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Well neighbor you could always throw some my way, and you haven't been to my new house in Liberty Lake yet.;)
 
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