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Recent content by plessey

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    any guitar players here?

    I've played bass for years, mostly gravitating towards 6 string bass. I mess about with electric guitars as well but I certainly wouldn't consider myself a guitar player. I mostly play metal and rock but also quite partial to a bit of funk and whatever crappy tunes I make up myself. My 2 main...
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    Looks just like mine
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    Question Regarding Two Species in the Chilobrachys Genus

    The last I heard on this Volker Von Worth had compared sp. Vietnam blue to the type specimen of dyscolus and it was a match and also from the same type location. What has been going about in the hobby as dyscolus was from another location and may not actually be dyscolus at all or possibly just...
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    Cyriopagopus doriae Progression

    It's still a bad set up for this species.
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    Tarantula Expo in Scotland?

    They started doing an invert show a couple of years back in Glasgow at the Scotstoun sports club then Covid came along. It would be worth keeping an eye on the Invert Shows UK farcebook page to see if they try again next year.
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    Cyriopagopus doriae Progression

    I've found that the best way to keep these is in a plastic cereal container with at least 8" of slightly damp multi purpose compost or potting soil. They are burrowers so your current set up is not ideal for it.
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    Tarantula Books

    Just found a free pdf version of the Biology of Spiders book here - https://www.academia.edu/13113405/Biology_of_Spiders
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    G. Pulchra molt

    Can't see anything there that would indicate it is female so most likely male.
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    Tarantula Books

    The tarantula keepers guide that you have is a good starting point, it's a little out of date but still has some good info in it as well as about 7 or 8 of my photos. The biology of spiders as previously mentioned is a great book but be sure to get the third edition as it has more info specific...
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    What do you guys think?

    From that photo it looks like there is a bursa copulatrix (outlined in yellow) and the spermathecae and uterus externus (outlined in red) are folded back into the upper alcove. Give this a read and try again - https://tarantulaforum.com/threads/how-to-sex-your-tarantula.281/
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    What sex is my B. Smithi?

    Also, as a side note, if you pull the uterus externus down and look at the spermathecae and it is wrinkled like the one I posted above then it is B. smithi but if it is smooth and looks like this then you have a B hamorii -...
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    What sex is my B. Smithi?

    Yes it is female. Spermathecae come in all sorts of shapes and sizes or can be missing altogether depending on the species. Brachypelma have fused spermathecae and so look like this- https://hosting.photobucket.com/albums/g78/wraithspirit/spider%20bits/100_4130.jpg C. versicolor have paired...
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    Can any tell me if my LP male or female

    Is that what that means?
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    Can any tell me if my LP male or female

    Not the best pic but from what I can see. Bursa copulatrix outlined in red, uterus externus outined in blue and twin seminal receptacles outlined in yellow.
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    Can you guys help sex them?

    No sign of any spermathecae, uterus externus or bursa copulatrix in any of the pics so quite obviously male. This is worth a read if you want to know what to look for - https://tarantulaforum.com/threads/how-to-sex-your-tarantula.281/