Sexing L397

Brengun

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I caught and sexed one colony of 2m/2f as I was selling off the spare male to a friend.

Male 10cm I sold.

Vent shot


My 11cm alpha male. He's not in breeding mode atm so less hairy tail.

Vent shot.


9.5cm female.

Vent shot


10cm female

Vent shot. See that yellowing above and around the vent? (Ignore the poop btw). Seems to be a mature female trait.


Hope this helps.
 

bigbird

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i must say the yellow in the vent for L397 and L134 is a very interesting issue. thanks by the way for sharing this info with us. cheers jk :thumbup:
 

MiT

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Yea .. if no yellow i would think that last photo is a male .. kinda pointy bit...:whistle:

Would be much easier if they just developed obvious male / female traits.. :cry: