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Nathan Dorian
04-18-2008, 03:49 AM
Please? XD

It's a G. rosea, around a year old, who has just moulted.

I know absolutely nothing about sexing tarantulas.

So!

I hope you can sex it by these photos, if not - please tell me what I can do to get it sexed. XD

Thank you so much.


http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l116/english_years/Oskin01.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l116/english_years/Oskin02.jpg


http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l116/english_years/Pets_Asso002.jpg



Before the moult:

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l116/english_years/Oscarlittle002.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l116/english_years/Oscar_Shiny3.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l116/english_years/Oscar.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l116/english_years/osuka002.jpg

Talkenlate04
04-18-2008, 03:57 AM
Pretty looking T, but your photos are no help when it comes to sexing it for you.
You want to open up the abdomen skin and take a picture of the area between the upper pair of book lungs like this,

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w100/talkenlate04/Part%203/Female-2.jpg

Nathan Dorian
04-18-2008, 03:58 AM
That may be rather (extremely) difficult as the abdomen is so small and shrivelled. o_O

I'll certainly have a go, though.

Talkenlate04
04-18-2008, 04:07 AM
If it's small don't sweat it. It will get easier to do with every passing molt. Wait a few days till the T hardens up then you can try and get a ventral picture as well. That can be of help when sexing as well.

Nathan Dorian
04-18-2008, 04:09 AM
I'm afraid that this is the best I can do at the moment -

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l116/english_years/Booklungs01.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l116/english_years/Booklungs02.jpg

Thanks for the advice. C:

(Though my G. rosea may try and eat me if I try to take a ventral photo, I'll certainly try. XD)

Talkenlate04
04-18-2008, 04:10 AM
Upside down and a bit blurry but I think I see some female bits. I am sure someone else will chime in soon. I am off to bed now.

Nathan Dorian
04-18-2008, 04:12 AM
Goodnight Sir and thank you for the help! C:

Nathan Dorian
04-18-2008, 09:46 AM
Anyone? C:

mrbonzai211
04-18-2008, 11:59 AM
Get her up onto the glass of her aquarium and take a close up pic of its ventral region. Just remember though, we need as much definition as possible. Some people just post these super up close pics but the focus and pixels are so bad you can't determine anything. Just get me a clear shot and I'll tell you the sex ASAP, but I would suggest learning how to do it yourself because if you buy Ts from pet stores you won't be stuck shelling out big bucks (or little if your getting a rosea) for a T that's going to molt MM soon and waste your money.

Just wondering though, what is the substrate you have in your pics?

Nathan Dorian
04-18-2008, 12:07 PM
Well it's still delicate at the moment from the moult, so I can't take a photo until my G. rosea is hardened and moving around again.

Also - I don't buy Ts from pet shops so I wouldn't worry there. I got my G. rosea from a surprise egg sac that my sister's T laid soon after she bought her. C:

That substrate is stuff that my sister was using as an emergency because the shop had run out of her normal stuff. When my T has hardened up I need to replace it with a better substrate. That stuff is like a sort of... Spongy-type natural material.

xchondrox
04-18-2008, 07:27 PM
Looks like vermiculite to me, Thats fine to house them on.

YouLosePayUp
04-18-2008, 08:31 PM
I'm in for girl on this one ;)

Snakeguybuffalo
04-18-2008, 09:26 PM
there may be some girly parts there, but one can't say with certainty. We simply need a better shot. I would lean 51% toward female tho.

IdahoBiteyThing
04-18-2008, 11:11 PM
I'm afraid that this is the best I can do at the moment -

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l116/english_years/Booklungs01.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l116/english_years/Booklungs02.jpg

Thanks for the advice. C:

(Though my G. rosea may try and eat me if I try to take a ventral photo, I'll certainly try. XD)


Look at Ryan's picture, turn your molt around, and focus on that line between the base of the top pair of book lungs. This T is plenty old enough to sex, just need to focus the photo on that area.

Nathan Dorian
04-19-2008, 03:39 AM
That's fine telling me that, but I don't know the difference between male and female. XD

Drachenjager
04-19-2008, 10:45 PM
Upside down and a bit blurry but I think I see some female bits. I am sure someone else will chime in soon. I am off to bed now.

well its really hard to see but Im with Ryan on this one. Still could be male but I think i see something girly lookin

Nathan Dorian
05-21-2008, 08:18 AM
I'm baaaack. ^^;;

More photos to add to the pile in hope that someone can sex the wee beastie.

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l116/english_years/Abdomen.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l116/english_years/Abdomen2.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l116/english_years/Abdomen3.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l116/english_years/Qtpi02.jpg

Nathan Dorian
05-21-2008, 12:15 PM
No? ^^;

Ehh Iono..

halfwaynowhere
05-21-2008, 12:46 PM
i think the easiest way to learn how to sex them is to look in the gallery here at the sexing photos... look at the photos carefully, and see what the other people have said... then go back and compare males to females, and you will soon see what the differences are...

Nathan Dorian
05-21-2008, 01:12 PM
I've never actually noticed anyone say what the difference is between a male and a female.

Only, "that's a male!" or, "that's a female!"

smof
05-22-2008, 07:45 AM
With a moult, you are looking at the area between the two top booklungs. If there is a flap, or in some species little horn-shaped bits, you have a girl. If there is nothing there you have a boy.

This is a female, to give you an idea:
http://tangeroo.nome.ca/pictures/tarantulas/flapclose2.jpg/flapclose2.jpg

In a male, that flap bit in the middle wouldn't be there and the area would be totally smooth.

With ventral sexing it's a bit trickier, it really all comes down to practise (or getting a good clear photo for us to look at).

You're looking at the same area, between the top booklungs, just on the outside not the inside. There are several things that give you clues as to sex. Sometimes they are really clear and obvious, sometimes they're not.

This is a male. That pale bald spot in the middle is a dead giveaway that it's a boy. Other clues are that the line below it is quite straight and the gap between the booklungs is narrow. But those are really things you need practise to get the hang of judging. But the spot is a definite sign.
http://tangeroo.nome.ca/pictures/tarantulas/smithers-040406-vent2.jpg/smithers-040406-vent2.jpg

This is a female. Very fuzzy sorry! But you can immediately see there's no bald spot, and instead there is a kind of wide 'smile' shape under the line. Those are female signs. Also the booklungs are spaced wider apart.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v17/fupmonkey/hvent1.jpg

Both those photos are of Brachypelma. Different species look different but similar at the same time. This is a female G. rosea. The 'smile' not so evident but that little wavey bit on the top line (hard to describe) is the girly sign.
http://www.arachnoboards.com/ab/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=6658

And this is a G. pulchra. Again, not a great pic, but you can see how it has the same wavey bit
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v17/fupmonkey/doodle-190508-vent1.jpg

Also if you ever get a good look at the area from the side, the area between the top booklungs does not line up with the area below it. On males they do. Hard to explain again. I keep meaning to do a diagram of it.

Anyway I hope this made sense and tells you a bit what you're looking for! Also try the 'sexing for dummies' thread.

Unfortunately there is no really easy way to learn sexing Ts it's all down to experience. But if you can get a good clear shot of the area I'm sure some people here can give you a good indication of if it's male or female. Your ventral photos aren't close enough, and rosies are tricky anyway because their undersides are so dark. If you have a macro setting on your camera (a button with a little flower next to it) use that, and get real close, and try and get some good light on it. It's a pain in the butt I know, lol. Seeing a flap in the moult would be a lot easier, if the moult hasn't falled apart yet.

I'm gonna stop typing now cos I have rambled on!

Zoltan
05-22-2008, 08:23 AM
smof! Absolutely winner post! :worship: :cool:

Nathan Dorian
05-28-2008, 11:53 AM
Thank you sooooo~ much!

I had another look at the ol' moult, and I think it's a girl.