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P formosa sex

Marija

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It's about 3,5 inch big. Is it too soon to determine the sex? Hope the pic is good enough. Thanks :)

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Loafman

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I'm going to stick my neck out and say possibly male.. although it's difficult to tell from that angle.. if you can take a picture from the direction of the spinnerets (in the case of this picture, from above looking down a little) then it may be a bit easier to tell. ;)
 

Loafman

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The T has turned round, haha! What I meant was to get a picture from the abdomen end if possible.. ;)

Mind you, the more I look the more convinced I am that it is a male. I'm no expert though! So best wait for someone more experienced to have a look.. :)
 

Marija

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The T has turned round, haha! What I meant was to get a picture from the abdomen end if possible.. ;)

Mind you, the more I look the more convinced I am that it is a male. I'm no expert though! So best wait for someone more experienced to have a look.. :)
Lol, I'll try to take another one.
 

Casey K.

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That's 100% female. You can see her furrow....And males don't have that white lip under the exuvium like female poecilotheria do. Males also have a very distinct "small" triangle patch of epiandrous fusillae and it wouldn't appear as "sporadic" as the hair on the furrow is in these pictures. I'm positive it's female!!! :) Nice poecie to have, too! One of my faves!
 
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Casey K.

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This pic isn't mine, it belongs to Advan at AB.
https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8107/29143173292_0cf230422e_c.jpg
http://arachnoboards.com/threads/ventral-sexing-poecilotheria.286427/#post-2519593
He says one is male and the other female. Never say 100% based on ventral!

I see the "lip" you see, Casey, but there are two other features that are a little more male (width and white). I'm not certain either way.
Hmmm....Interesting point. I've owned male & female of all poecilotheria from sling to adult....Juvies, too. None of my males ever looked like that. They always had the E.F. by that size and surely didn't appear to have the "slit". I retract my statement about it being female. Wait until it molts again and you'll know for sure.
 

Marija

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Thanks to all of you :)
I wasn't able to take a better ventral pic without disturbing the T a lot. I know I have to wait for the molt to be 100% sure.
This pokie was really hard to find in my area hehe, so what ever it is I feel lucky to own one. :)
 

Casey K.

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Thanks to all of you :)
I wasn't able to take a better ventral pic without disturbing the T a lot. I know I have to wait for the molt to be 100% sure.
This pokie was really hard to find in my area hehe, so what ever it is I feel lucky to own one. :)

You're welcome. Thank you for sharing. It's absolutely beautiful. Always enjoy seeing a beautiful T. It was a pleasure trying to help you (even if I was/am wrong). Always nice to help. :)
 

Marija

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You're welcome. Thank you for sharing. It's absolutely beautiful. Always enjoy seeing a beautiful T. It was a pleasure trying to help you (even if I was/am wrong). Always nice to help. :)
I'm gonna hope for a female :)
Thank you, Skye has an awesome personality, not like my other Ts :)
 

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