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G. porteri/rosea

Discussion in 'What sex is my Tarantula?' started by jackys, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. jackys

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    This one has not yet molted in my care- anyone able to guess its sex from the ventral view? Hopefully these pics are clear enough...

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    I guess male--but my ventral guesses are only slightly better than 50%. @Thistles and @Casey K are your best bets.
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    The lighting is weird and the angle is off. I would lean female just based on the shadows, but that pic doesn't let me make a good guess, sorry.
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    I'll try to get a better pic next time s/he comes out of hiding, thanks both for taking a stab at it anyway!
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    Ok, got some more pics today from a different angle... Are these any better?

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    Much better. I changed my mind (even though I am still learning): female.
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    Oh man I hope you're right! Thanks again :)
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    Yeah that's a lady!
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    Yessssss!! Thank you :D
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    90% sure female
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    Awesome, thanks for helping to confirm :D
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    No problem. Sexing Ts is still new to me. But based off what I've seem with others thats what I think. Ideally the best way is with a molt
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    I'm really looking forward to seeing a molt- it would be my first one ever! This one hasn't taken food for a month, so hopefully it's coming up... although I've heard lots about the notorious rosie fasting. I think she's been looking darker/rounder recently too, but it could also be my imagination.
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    Ive heard that as well. Hopefully you will get a molt instead:)
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    Woke up this morning to see a freshly-molted spider! I'm so pumped!

    The exuvia is inside of her hide but I will try to get it out when I can avoid disturbing her.
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    And here's the molt. Confirmed girl for sure?? It sure looks that way based on comparison with pics I've found online... but obviously I am far from an expert.

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    Yessir, that's a lady!
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    Awesome! She was sold to me as unsexed so I'm glad to finally know :)
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