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Just molted, Male or Female?

Discussion in 'What sex is my Tarantula?' started by Antsman, Oct 30, 2016.

  1. Antsman

    Antsman Active Member

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    It's only been a month or so since I got my T's and my Grammostola porteri molted yesterday. Took about 8-10 hours in total, making the web, and flipping. She has grown quite a bit I was very surprised, has a really nice pink color now and a really black abdomen.

    I got the best pictures I could without disturbing, hopefully they are good enough to get a sex so I can name it.

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    Telson Well-Known Member

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    In one pic the pin is right in the way, in the close up its shadowed. Can you get a flat close up of the slit between the top booklungs? And you could also try opening it. Look up "spermathecae index" Im guessing female atm, but it's just a guess. Whats the dls? 2 or 3" maybe?
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    Im going to say female. Could be wrong though, she's not well developed yet. Perhaps someone else can say.
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    I hope it's a female.
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    kormath Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I'd also guess female but can't tell for sure with the fold in the molt in the way in the first pic and too dark in the 2nd pic.
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    I had him sexed as a Male.
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    Ok. Thanks for the feedback, it helps to learn.


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