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PostSubject: Re: Help in sexing B.jacksonis. (read mike's guide but there seems to be a prob with my pair)   5/14/2008, 6:11 am

Ok. A non-related question, have you noticed a color difference in sub-adults and adults?
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PostSubject: Re: Help in sexing B.jacksonis. (read mike's guide but there seems to be a prob with my pair)   5/14/2008, 10:37 am

Not really, no.

Subadult female, adult male:


I guess the male is a little duller-colored.

Adult female and male:


The male is still a tad on the dull side.

Looking at your original pictures, I'd say at least one (possibly both) are in premolt, so we'll find out soon.

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PostSubject: Re: Help in sexing B.jacksonis. (read mike's guide but there seems to be a prob with my pair)   5/14/2008, 10:49 am

My larger specimen is on the dull side as opposed to the smaller but much brighter specimen.

From the first picture, I can see that both of them are housed together which means you kept sub-adults and adults communally?
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PostSubject: Re: Help in sexing B.jacksonis. (read mike's guide but there seems to be a prob with my pair)   5/14/2008, 10:55 am

Actually, I didn't realize the females were subadult until after one molted. Embarassed

No cannibalisms, though -- one died mysteriously (Sad), one died of mycosis, and the other is still alive (but my male died; hopefully they mated while they were together for two weeks).

Yeah, I had bad luck with this species when they got close to maturity. They did great when they were young, though!

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PostSubject: Re: Help in sexing B.jacksonis. (read mike's guide but there seems to be a prob with my pair)   5/14/2008, 10:58 am

Ah, how many Jacksonis do you have at the moment and do you have any idea what their lifespan is like?
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PostSubject: Re: Help in sexing B.jacksonis. (read mike's guide but there seems to be a prob with my pair)   5/14/2008, 11:20 am

I'm down to my one mature female -- I don't know the lifespan, but I got her as either a 2I or 3I just over a year ago.

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PostSubject: Re: Help in sexing B.jacksonis. (read mike's guide but there seems to be a prob with my pair)   5/14/2008, 11:23 am

When did she hit maturity then? Might be able to conjure a rough possibility of its lifespan.
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PostSubject: Re: Help in sexing B.jacksonis. (read mike's guide but there seems to be a prob with my pair)   5/14/2008, 11:30 am

February 21st.

The male was mature for about seven moths before he died -- he matured at the end of August last year.

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PostSubject: Re: Help in sexing B.jacksonis. (read mike's guide but there seems to be a prob with my pair)   5/14/2008, 11:40 am

And I assume you got him together with the female which was early last year? Pretty rapid growth rate I would say.
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PostSubject: Re: Help in sexing B.jacksonis. (read mike's guide but there seems to be a prob with my pair)   5/14/2008, 1:10 pm

Yeah, the male matured about three and a half months after I got him -- but he may have been one of the 3Is.

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PostSubject: Re: Help in sexing B.jacksonis. (read mike's guide but there seems to be a prob with my pair)   5/15/2008, 8:29 am

Cool. Now I know that females take 6 more months to mature compared to males.
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PostSubject: Re: Help in sexing B.jacksonis. (read mike's guide but there seems to be a prob with my pair)   5/15/2008, 11:59 am

Yep! It's that last molt that takes forever.

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