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Avic versicolor ventral

Discussion in 'What sex is my Tarantula?' started by Johnnyp1987, Nov 7, 2016.

  1. Johnnyp1987

    Johnnyp1987 Well-Known Member

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    My versicolor molted over the weekend, and as luck would have it, destroyed the molt lol. Anyway since its ventured out tonight i managed to get a pic of it against the side of the enclosure. Woyld anyone like to take an educated guess for me
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    kormath Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I'm still learning ventral but to me that looks like female.
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    Johnnyp1987 Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking the same but i wasnt sure if i was "seeing what i wanted to see" lol
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    Phil Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I would say female.
    Here is what advice I was given. ...
    Usually, the females book lung spacing is closer together (top left is close to bottom left and top right is closer to bottom right) but there is a wider space between the bottom two book lungs.
    Males are the opposite. The top left and bottom left have more space between them and so on for the top right & bottom right. The bottom set of book lungs tend to be "closer" together.

    Also, usually in males there will appear to be a "belly button" between the top two book lungs and in females there appears to be a set of "lips" between the top two book lungs (exuvium area).

    Hope that helps buddy ☺
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    Johnnyp1987 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks phil, thats exactly what i used to look at this myself, but like i said, i didnt know if i was seeing what i wanted to see lol. Fingers crossed it doesnt destroy the next molt then i can hopefully confirm 100%
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    Going to steal @Johnnyp1987 thread for my son's avicularia versi. 2" on the dot relaxed DLS. few pix when she was out of her web on the side this evening.
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    My guess is female but I'm still a noob on vent shots.
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    MiaWolf42 Well-Known Member 3 Year Member

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    I'm jumping in too. Any guess on mine? IMG_20161130_204712.jpg
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    Every pic in this thread looks female to me. That said "Ventral sexing is not 100% blah blah blah" you've all heard it before :)
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    MassExodus Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Your insticts and elementary learning serve you well, young Jedi..On a serious note, arboreals are more difficult for me, always have been, and I've been wrong a few times before..ok, several, but I learn as I go. Like a caveman..water, a drop of dish soap, and a dry molt, add a touch of digital microscope, and you have assurance. Just my dos pesos, mi amigos.
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    Redacted Well-Known Member

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    Sexing tarantulas, difficult, can be.
    Spoken the truth about molts, you have.
    In the microscope, the force is.Yes, hmm.
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    MassExodus Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Lol! Do, or not do, there is no try..
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    MiaWolf42 Well-Known Member 3 Year Member

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    My A. versiolor just molted! Wish I could get the molt out of her web...
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