Too small to sex?

Napier19

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20160827_235627.jpg Just curious if my pokie vittata is too small to sex? Solid 1.5" not had long enough to secure a molt. Don't have much to work with pic wise. I hope it zooms as well as it does on my phone. :/
 

Tarantula20

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If you were to obtain a molt you might be able to but through ventral sexing at this size I'd have to say no, you won't be able to definitively sex it.
 

bryverine

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View attachment 219005 Just curious if my pokie vittata is too small to sex? Solid 1.5" not had long enough to secure a molt. Don't have much to work with pic wise. I hope it zooms as well as it does on my phone. :/
I think picture is not close enough nor do I think the lighting is enough.

If you have a magnifying glass, take a picture through that and try to get a little better lighting.

Better yet, wait for a molt. Poecs molt fast.
 

14pokies

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That pic is way too far away.. I have a suspicion but untill I see a closer pic It's not worth offering an opinion. Try to get a better pic..
 

KezyGLA

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A clearer photo would help, although ventral is never 100%. Usually Poecs are some of rhe easiest to ventral sex but I'm not sure at this size.
 

Napier19

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Yea my stupid camera wouldn't focus close so I had to back up and then zoom in on it. I read that 1.5 to 2" is optimal time for pokies. I've got a feeling it is a male. I seen some picture diagrams of promiximal portion of the abd that showed a little triangle on males and a horizontal line on females. Idk the precision of this method though. This is my first pokie and I only had my H. Mac prior to it.
 

viper69

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Yea my stupid camera wouldn't focus close so I had to back up and then zoom in on it. I read that 1.5 to 2" is optimal time for pokies. I've got a feeling it is a male. I seen some picture diagrams of promiximal portion of the abd that showed a little triangle on males and a horizontal line on females. Idk the precision of this method though. This is my first pokie and I only had my H. Mac prior to it.
Below is a 1.0 P rufi, 2" DLS I owned. The "dot" indicates he's male.

 

viper69

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Plus, the dot can be either dark or light, depending on the age and species.
Ah, thanks Poec! As I've only done it twice, with the same species, I didn't know that. I forget how accurate the dot method is across the genus. What's your experience on that been?
 
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