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Can someone help me sex my Chaco Golden Knee?

Discussion in 'What sex is my Tarantula?' started by Aqwa, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. Aqwa

    Aqwa New Member

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    Hey everyone, I'm Aqwa and I'm new in tarantula keeping. Can someone please help me figure out whats the sex of my Chaco?

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    Redacted Well-Known Member

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    My vote is females. Others will weigh in, and you'll know pretty soon. Welcome.
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    Kymura Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Take the molt and open the abdominal part so we can see between the book lungs. I'm on my phone so I can't see much, but that pic is so dark that without Vanessa to work her lightening magic I'll have to rely on shape.
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    Thank you walter!
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    Aqwa New Member

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    Thank you for the warm welcome.
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    Aqwa New Member

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    To be honest, I've accidentally ruined the molt while trying to examine it . :( But here's another picture with a better lighting. Hopefully you can see it.

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    I'm not great at sexing but I'd say female.
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    It's a lady, I'm guessing because the bottom book lungs are really spaced out
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    I'm terrible at vent sexing, and it's frustrating to see a fresh molt sitting next to it that i could sex and give you a 100% answer..sorry man:( If it helps, usb microscopes can be had fairly cheap. A couple of bread tie wires, or fine tweezers, and google "tarantula spermathecae index" , plus a few practice molts, and you can sex any spider you have, as long as its large enough. Not preaching, just encouraging. Youll tear a few up but you'll get the hang of it pretty fast. Try it! (Actually a good magnifying glass works too)
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    kormath Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Hadn't heard that one before, is that really an indicator?

    I'm too much of a newb at this to tell by the vent pics.
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