Visual sexing, any guesses?

conipto

ArachnoPrincess
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OK, I'm far from the expert here, but from what I've read, I think I am leaning towards male (outlined in red is what I think epiandrous fusilae look like?) however, the epigastric furrow seems really curved, and almost seems to be 'bulged'. This is outlined in purple. How far off am I here? Can someone draw what I'm misunderstanding a bit? this pic isn't the greatest, nor the best species to pick, but I am told at this size (2 inches) it can be reliably done.

Any takers?

Bill
 

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invertepet

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Well, it would help if you could say what species it is, but actually I'm leaning toward female... The anterior booklungs are too far apart and there's no sign I can see of a dark epiandrous fusillae patch between them at all. Of course, age and species is a major determining factor in sexual morphology.

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conipto

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Oops, chalk that up to being late at night..

A. versicolor.

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pronty

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Here are my two T. blondis' molted skins. The epiandrous fusillae are marked.
 
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