Spermatheca

LaRiz

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Spermatheca will look different from species to species. Here's that fresh female Acanthoscurria geniculata cast skin and it's private bits.
john
 

LaRiz

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HUH?

Don't see it? Here's some help...
john
 

Chris

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Lucky guy!

I don't think you could have found a more perfectly intact molt for a demonstration like that! That was as perfect of an example as anyone could ever hope for!

Good on ya dude!
 

Lycanthrope

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thanks for posting that. i have a 6" T. blondi approaching a molt and ive never sexed from a molt before. that will definately help me out. funny everytime something comes up, i sign on here, find a post and my question is answered. if not i ask and get several replies. these boards are a Godsend.:cool:
 

arachnopunks

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That really is a great example. Did you soak the exuvia in anything or was it just really fresh??
 

Brandon

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LaRiz,
Nice pic, defentally a clear view for those who dont know what to look for with a cast skin, defentally awsome.

Sincerely,

Brandon
 

Tarantula Lover

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Re: HUH?

Originally posted by LaRiz
Don't see it? Here's some help...
john

GREAT CAMERA!! Now I know what to look for! When it comes to sexing my T's!

James
 

LaRiz

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Thanks people,
Remember that this device (the spermatheca) will look different from species to species. Some will look like a large flap, others may be just two separate little loops on each corner of the epigastric furrow.
Since this was a fresh molt, it was still nice and juicy. Totally pliable.
john
 
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