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P metallica

Discussion in 'What sex is my Tarantula?' started by Metalman2004, Mar 16, 2018.

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    Metalman2004 Well-Known Member

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    After reading the thread on @Whitelightning777 ‘s P striata I thought I’d throw up a picture of my P metallica sling. I don’t see a dot. What do you guys think? Without putting a tape measure to it I’d say its a little over 2”.

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    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member

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    There's a glare right on the money spot...looking kinda female. Id check the next molt forsure.
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    Yeah I tried several times to get one without the glare right in that spot but it just wasn’t working out.

    Not to jinx it, but if it is female I’ll somehow be 4 for 4 on unsexed so far. Everything else I either bought sexed (my very first “sexed female” actually ended up male) or is <1/2”.
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    FWIW, I give it at least an 80% chance of being female. The coloration will make it easy once it gets bigger.
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    So, having had a male, is that another reason to get a second pokie? Yes, I know some people get 3 at once so at least one of them is female but that would be a bit much now.

    In all seriousness, it would be nice to find a breeder that has a female that won't just let him get killed off or hybridize it.

    Still, I'm sure I've got at least 6 months to a year before he matures out. I also have a modded arboreal cage which would be just perfect for a pokie sling. The only thing is that it's a juvenile enclosure and there's a 100% need for rehousing.

    The nice thing about Patrick's enclosure is that it was small enough for him to function as a sling but big enough for a small adult pokie. Now that I know he's male, it'll be good for life.

    With the latest molt, the growth rate is phenomenal. He's probably longer then the pill vial that he shipped out in!! He's now as big as my versicolor, which was my first tarantula!!

    Yee Haw!!

    No pics yet because I want him to harden up for a bit.
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