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ftorres
01-30-2008, 01:21 AM
Hello ALl,

Please help my sex this B smithi

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/SCABIES_Pictures/Po%20metallica%20ventral%20sexing/084.jpg

thanks
francisco

Talkenlate04
01-30-2008, 01:31 AM
That's an odd angle, but I'll say male. Can you take a picture farther away? I don't think that will change my mind, but I am curious what a farther away picture looks like.

Aubrey Sidwell
01-30-2008, 01:57 AM
I would say male. The dense patch of setae forming just above the epigastric furrow screams male. The females do not get a dark setae patch in this area but they will still have setae. I have taken your photo and added a highlight for the area I am talking about. Typically resembling a crescent moon shape, almost pure black in color, and very definitive. I am sure this area will darken after it molts at least once or twice more. The angle couldn't be any better as far as I'm concerned.

[http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb212/asidwell_album/084.jpg

ftorres
01-30-2008, 02:19 AM
thanks!!!

The T is about 4-5 inches in size, so my guess next molt will be a MM??

francisco

Talkenlate04
01-30-2008, 02:27 AM
thanks!!!

The T is about 4-5 inches in size, so my guess next molt will be a MM??

francisco

Id say 2 more molts maybe 3 if he is going to be a big boy.. I have a 5.5" male that is not mature yet.

Travis K
01-30-2008, 03:14 PM
Looks male to me as well