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PostSubject: Sexing P.transvaalicus   6/9/2013, 2:06 pm

got two pics below.. my guess is that they are both females. i just need confirmation.








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PostSubject: Re: Sexing P.transvaalicus   6/9/2013, 10:37 pm


at what instar are they? they do look female to me but the knob like parts of the pectine seems to be missing
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PostSubject: Re: Sexing P.transvaalicus   6/10/2013, 12:32 am

@Nheil they are both on 5th instar.
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PostSubject: Re: Sexing P.transvaalicus   6/10/2013, 12:40 am


guess the pectine count is the most sure way. you can wait til next molt to see obvious sexual dimorphisms
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PostSubject: Re: Sexing P.transvaalicus   6/10/2013, 9:02 am

They both appear to be male based on the absence of the basal middle lamella found in females.
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PostSubject: Re: Sexing P.transvaalicus   6/12/2013, 8:37 am

and Both are confirmed males.. thanks bros! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Sexing P.transvaalicus   6/12/2013, 11:02 pm

shebeen wrote:
They both appear to be male based on the absence of the basal middle lamella found in females.

+1

This feature makes this genus one of the most easy to sex. It literally doesn't get any easier.
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