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Code Monkey
07-16-2005, 09:00 AM
Dug up my P. murinus' last moult this morning to see if I could rehydrate it well enough to confirm my ventral sexing and got this shot under the low power objective on my microscope.

For anyone wondering what you're looking for on your OBT skins, here you go:

http://www.arachnopics.com/data/500/41Pmurinus_spermathecae.JPG

Yep, it's a girl :)

Nick_schembri
07-16-2005, 10:06 AM
Approx. how big would that be?
Great micro pic

Code Monkey
07-16-2005, 10:14 AM
Approx. how big would that be?What is "that"?

The specimen at the time of the moult was about 3.25" in LS, the area between the anterior booklungs was about 3-4 mm across, I believe low power on this scope is 40X.

Was any of that "that"? ;P

Nick_schembri
07-16-2005, 10:34 AM
yes, thanks, i meant the area between the booklungs

aaronrefalo
07-17-2005, 07:34 AM
nice macro shot...so another female onboard hehe...any plans for mating?

Aaron

Code Monkey
07-17-2005, 08:20 AM
yes, thanks, i meant the area between the booklungsCorrection on my part, it was more like 5-6 mm. I was confusing the area where the spermathecae are with the whole span.

Code Monkey
07-17-2005, 08:25 AM
nice macro shot...so another female onboard hehe...any plans for mating?If I find a male I will attempt breeding her, she's in her prime so to speak.

aaronrefalo
07-18-2005, 08:54 AM
o ic...goodluck then!!

Code Monkey
07-18-2005, 08:57 AM
o ic...goodluck then!!Becca81 is sending me her male this week, so thanks.

Nick_schembri
07-18-2005, 11:29 AM
Goodluck, hope we get to see pics of the mating, unless they're too fast about it

Mop_Top
07-18-2005, 12:12 PM
Must also add that the spermathecae arent always obvious, while they're the sure bet, the other thing to look for is the "flap", as males have neither.