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shaneshac
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PostSubject: Sexing A australis hector (What instar)   7/19/2013, 8:48 am

I have read conflicting information on the stage at which I can confidently sex an A australis

I have both 2i and 3i moults and can count teeth perfectly using a high magnification macro camera

The pectine count is above 30 which indicates it is a male. Would it be safe to assume this or will it not be possible to sex until they are older?

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PostSubject: Re: Sexing A australis hector (What instar)   7/19/2013, 9:27 am

You can sex them from the 2i molt, it will be same at all stages.
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PostSubject: Re: Sexing A australis hector (What instar)   7/19/2013, 9:30 am

Ok thanks a lot. I think I may have 3 males!! DOH!!clown 
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PostSubject: Re: Sexing A australis hector (What instar)   7/19/2013, 9:32 am

shaneshac wrote:
Ok thanks a lot. I think I may have 3 males!! DOH!!clown 
I hate it when that happens Sad Hopefully you counted wrong Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Sexing A australis hector (What instar)   7/19/2013, 9:36 am

They all had over 30 teeth so unless the teeth number decline in future moults I have 3 males!!
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PostSubject: Re: Sexing A australis hector (What instar)   7/19/2013, 12:08 pm

Bummer.

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