Discussion in 'What sex is my Tarantula?' started by pokie99, Dec 26, 2014.
Hello! Could you sex my L6 P. metallica? I bought it as a determined female but I want to be sure.
When it comes to P. metallica the best way to determine male or female is Spermathecae sexing ( looking at the molt),
Epiandrous fusillae sexing is not 100 % and for a metallica its much harder. most look like females turns out really to be male and males turn out to be females.
Thank you for the reply! I know that spermathecae sexing is best for pokies and the other way is not very reliable but I wanted to see if somebody could make a guess. I did not see a sperm. on the previous molt but I have read that it can be only seen with a microscope on this size.
P.S. I know what spermathecae sexing is. I have been caring for Ts for about an year and have been reading a lot during that period. Thanks anyway!
Poecs are easy to vent sex, and most can be sexed that way at 2". There's a lot of glare in those pics, but it looks female.
Then switch your guesses around. You're obviously seeing a difference, just calling it wrong.
Thanks for the reply! I am hoping it is a female! I have a male regalis and the epiandrous fusillae is really easy to see. Ventral sexing is not 100% correct but I don't see anything like this in my Metallica.
you can take a photo of carapax, abdomen too, and post.
Here you go.
Can you see the spermathecae at this age? I've looked many times at her last molt but I don't see anything. It's really small (the epigastric furrow is only 2 - 3mm wide).
Hm i not see spermathece or epigastric furrow :/ i have my own photo of 100% MALE poec. metallica in this similar size too, you can check photo and compare.
Thanks. I'm sure that my Metallica looks female ventrally but the spermathecae is hard to see with a naked eye at this size. I'll see in a few molts.
Is this male or female?
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