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 Post subject: Re: Sexing a tarantula
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:30 pm 
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Yep A girl.



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 Post subject: Re: Sexing a tarantula
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:37 am 
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I've noticed that in most sexing threads I have read, people are using toothpicks to unfurl the molt from the underside of the abdomen to check for the existence of a spermathecae. I have been practicing and I have destroyed several molts in the process. So last night I thought I destroyed another one when I was trying to moisten it and the abdominal molt broke off into a ramekin of water. I got pretty irritated and just went to bed, leaving my table set up with my tools and specimens. And this morning when I went to clean up my mess and...........................................................................................................................................
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So to avoid any further disasters in sexing, I think I will use the overnight soak method. Ohhh and either this P. regalis is to young to sex, or I have a little fella on my hands.



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 Post subject: Re: Sexing a tarantula
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:08 am 
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I too let them soak. Some times what I think is male turns out to be female. Further investigation may find the uterine flap. I am pretty low tech here. Once it is laid out, I just use 30x hands lens and needle to probe for parts.



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