Sexing S. h. arizonensis

Tim1104

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Hey guys just wondering if anyone is able to tell if this is a male or female based on the pics I was able to get. Does anyone see the Web spinning organ I'm supposed to look for? Screenshot_20160926-150519.png Screenshot_20160926-150600.png
 

bryverine

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If it's anything like the dehanni, I'd say female as I don't see the spinning organs.
 

Tim1104

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Ok thanks for the help guys! Also, I noticed most of the time when there's a sexed pede, it's female most of the time. Is it not as common to get a male?
 

zonbonzovi

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Male heros will have obvious protuberances at 11 and 1 o'clock on the genitals. That is the easiest way to distinguish male from female. Here's a link to a good photo of both sexes:

http://smg.photobucket.com/user/poecilotheria/media/Miscellaneous/SkolosexArizonesis12.jpg.html

Unfortunately, not all Scolopendra have prominent gonopods. S. alternans is a good example.

Here's a relatively brief and informative write up on sexing:

http://hochzeitsfotografie-mainz-bi...odecta_Scolopendomorpha_englisch_30_11_09.pdf
 
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