What pronoun do you use for unsexed tarantulas?

Which pronoun do you use?

  • It

    Votes: 47 44.3%
  • He

    Votes: 10 9.4%
  • She

    Votes: 20 18.9%
  • Depends on the T

    Votes: 19 17.9%
  • Ze

    Votes: 2 1.9%
  • He/she

    Votes: 8 7.5%

  • Total voters
    106

skippy

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it, what else would you use?

i use the same word when referring to children that i can't remember the gender of.
 

flamesbane

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Masculine...don't know why...A lot of times I will use masculine pronouns with the females too <shrug>
 
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Chris_Skeleton

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Depends on the T. Typically I say she, but the times I do say he my girlfriend says, "It's a She!" because she doesn't wasn't a male. Lol.
 

Leviticus

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Alot of times I use he out of habit, however I quickly change to she in hopes that it will be female.
 

paassatt

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I try to use "s/he" as often as possible because it doesn't sound as cold and impersonal as "it".
 

captmarga

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I try to do a gender assignment if possible. If I can make a good guess, then I call the T by what I think it is. Most of the slings are "he" until they are large enough to sex. The ones I feel are female get female names and are called she. I hate saying he/she/it. I don't mind having either gender, I just prefer to call them by something less impersonal (imaracnoidal?)


Marga
 

Kathy

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Usually he/she and then go to he or she, but I don't use "it", because I think of "it" as something nonliving.
 

tarcan

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I use she... it is language reason, I am francophone and "spider" is "feminine" in French. Not a proper reason, just the explenation why I tend to use "she" by mistake.
 

dannyboypede

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A lot of times I say he with slings, until I know otherwise. I try to give my T's names that don't commit themselves to a specific gender. That way I can call it by its name. Usually however, I call it by its specie name or nick name. for example, I call my OBT, OBT, and I call my Avic, the Avic. That seems easiest for me at least.

--Dan
 

killy

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Until it's confirmed that she's a young lady, I address my T as a young gentleman (50/50 is not bad odds ...)
 

curiousme

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It depends on the name we have given it. If it is a feminine name, it's a she; likewise for the masculine names.
 

forhorsmn

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For me it depends on the T. For some reason I'll see one that "looks" like it would be a female and one that "looks" like a male. Boy have I been surprised when I find out I'm wrong LOL
 

Venari

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It depends on the name we have given it. If it is a feminine name, it's a she; likewise for the masculine names.
When I pick a name for an unsexed T, I will try to use ambiguous names...Lucy can become Lucifer, Lil Boy Blue can become Bluetta, Dick can become Tracy (ha!), etc etc
 

jebbewocky

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When I pick a name for an unsexed T, I will try to use ambiguous names...Lucy can become Lucifer, Lil Boy Blue can become Bluetta, Dick can become Tracy (ha!), etc etc
I originally used androgynous names like "Adriane" and "David Bowie", but now I just name them whatever I want. It's not like a spider cares if it's "Bob" and female.
 

curiousme

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When I pick a name for an unsexed T, I will try to use ambiguous names...Lucy can become Lucifer, Lil Boy Blue can become Bluetta, Dick can become Tracy (ha!), etc etc
We have very few that have conventional names, like Lucy. We have some P. irminia named after Deep Space 9 characters and an Inuyasha character; but I like our names like Twitch, Envy, Solace and Oblivion the best, because there are no inherent sex for them. ;) Then I call them 'she' in hopes of them turning out to be a 'she'.
 
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