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GladysKnight
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PostSubject: Please sex my emp   Please sex my emp Empty5/23/2013, 2:45 am

I know there are a lot of these threads, but evidently I am very bad at this... Somehow when trying to 'guess' the sex in other threads, I was wrong more often than not. So it would be nice to have some real confirmation.

Here is a pic of my emp's underbelly:

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There are some water drops in the image because the tank had been recently misted. If I should take another let me know.

At first I thought it could be a male because the pectines were on the larger side, but now I'm not so sure anymore.

Any guesses???
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PostSubject: Re: Please sex my emp   Please sex my emp Empty5/23/2013, 11:11 am

i would guess male but could do with a clearer pic.
put it in a cricket or similar tub then using a load of tissue or a cloth gently pin him to the bottom then turn it over that way it wont move an you can get a clear pic
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PostSubject: Re: Please sex my emp   Please sex my emp Empty5/23/2013, 4:05 pm

I would also go with male but a clearer picture will help.
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PostSubject: Re: Please sex my emp   Please sex my emp Empty5/23/2013, 7:20 pm

I'd say female, I think I can clearly see a heart shaped genital operculum.


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GladysKnight
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PostSubject: Re: Please sex my emp   Please sex my emp Empty5/24/2013, 2:16 am

So I wasn't able to get them to stay still for a photo today (all the photos still have this bad motion blur) but I did take another look, and as well at some others in this subforum. And I noticed this - Shakudo, is this what you were talking about?

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It looks like a female characteristic (from looking at other threads)...
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PostSubject: Re: Please sex my emp   Please sex my emp Empty5/24/2013, 4:12 am

GladysKnight wrote:
So I wasn't able to get them to stay still for a photo today (all the photos still have this bad motion blur) but I did take another look, and as well at some others in this subforum. And I noticed this - Shakudo, is this what you were talking about?

Please sex my emp Scorpi10

It looks like a female characteristic (from looking at other threads)...


That Is exactly what I am talking about Smile

Based on that I'd say female.


Last edited by Shakudo on 5/24/2013, 4:16 am; edited 3 times in total
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PostSubject: Re: Please sex my emp   Please sex my emp Empty5/24/2013, 4:17 am

This is why I never attempt at sexing Emps, I will stick to my desert species lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Please sex my emp   Please sex my emp Empty5/24/2013, 8:52 am

Any chance you could get a zoomed out pic?

When sexing emps, it's actually easier to go by the size of the pectines compared to the body.

Anyway, looks male to me.

Operculum shape can vary, but females will always have a distinct partial split in the operculum plate pointing towards the metasoma that I don't see here. (However, the flash could be obscuring it.)

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PostSubject: Re: Please sex my emp   Please sex my emp Empty5/25/2013, 1:35 am

Ok, I took a couple more pictures that are zoomed out more:

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PostSubject: Re: Please sex my emp   Please sex my emp Empty5/25/2013, 4:22 am

I'm still sticking with male geek
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PostSubject: Re: Please sex my emp   Please sex my emp Empty5/25/2013, 12:01 pm

Looks male to me.

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PostSubject: Re: Please sex my emp   Please sex my emp Empty5/26/2013, 7:07 am

i agree look's male
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PostSubject: Re: Please sex my emp   Please sex my emp Empty5/26/2013, 9:25 am

+1 to all that said male.
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PostSubject: Re: Please sex my emp   Please sex my emp Empty5/27/2013, 1:07 am

Looks like the verdict is in. Thanks all!
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