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P formosa sex

Discussion in 'What sex is my Tarantula?' started by Marija, Feb 7, 2017.

  1. Marija

    Marija Well-Known Member

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    It's about 3,5 inch big. Is it too soon to determine the sex? Hope the pic is good enough. Thanks :)

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    I'm going to stick my neck out and say possibly male.. although it's difficult to tell from that angle.. if you can take a picture from the direction of the spinnerets (in the case of this picture, from above looking down a little) then it may be a bit easier to tell. ;)
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    IMG_4269.JPG IMG_4268.JPG IMG_4267.JPG It's kinda hard to take a better picture hehe @Loafman
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    The T has turned round, haha! What I meant was to get a picture from the abdomen end if possible.. ;)

    Mind you, the more I look the more convinced I am that it is a male. I'm no expert though! So best wait for someone more experienced to have a look.. :)
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    Marija Well-Known Member

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    Lol, I'll try to take another one.
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    I'd guess male, too. I have seen some baffling pokies, though, so don't take it as gospel until you have a molt.
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    That's 100% female. You can see her furrow....And males don't have that white lip under the exuvium like female poecilotheria do. Males also have a very distinct "small" triangle patch of epiandrous fusillae and it wouldn't appear as "sporadic" as the hair on the furrow is in these pictures. I'm positive it's female!!! :) Nice poecie to have, too! One of my faves!
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    Hmmm....Interesting point. I've owned male & female of all poecilotheria from sling to adult....Juvies, too. None of my males ever looked like that. They always had the E.F. by that size and surely didn't appear to have the "slit". I retract my statement about it being female. Wait until it molts again and you'll know for sure.
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    @Marija - may we all see a dorsal pic of this specimen, please?
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    Thanks to all of you :)
    I wasn't able to take a better ventral pic without disturbing the T a lot. I know I have to wait for the molt to be 100% sure.
    This pokie was really hard to find in my area hehe, so what ever it is I feel lucky to own one. :)
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    Yeah, @CaseyK, that picture destroyed my entire worldview, LOL.

    That dorsal pic just makes me want to adopt your spider.
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    That is one good looking Pokie! :p
    So that settles it, P. formosa is the next pokie on the list for me, once the 10 x P. regalis I have coming (among others) are settled in! :eek:
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    I know!!!! I've never seen a male T with a vagina....I mean...Er uh....Exuvium with LIPS!!! LMAO.
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    You're welcome. Thank you for sharing. It's absolutely beautiful. Always enjoy seeing a beautiful T. It was a pleasure trying to help you (even if I was/am wrong). Always nice to help. :)
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    Thanks :) but Skye is not available for adoption :D hehe
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    Thanks :)
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    I'm gonna hope for a female :)
    Thank you, Skye has an awesome personality, not like my other Ts :)
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