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PostSubject: another dubia question   Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:55 pm



this question is about sex, lol. which is a male and which is a female in the pic above? and why? please dont tell me because of the wings Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: another dubia question   Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:57 pm

and has anyone else noticed that males HATE to be held or even touched? all the females i have just chill when i pick them up and the males start freaking out. i wonder why that is, hmmmm......
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PostSubject: Re: another dubia question   Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:14 pm

I think it's the lighter color on the belly that makes it a female.

Edit: is it also because the male (on the left) has that extra scale (lack of a better word) at the end?
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PostSubject: Re: another dubia question   Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:21 pm

The extra scale (works for me) is how I tell. They look pretty similar color-wise as nymphs but males should still have that extra scale. It's really useful for sorting before the wings grow and if you don't want to feed off your females.
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PostSubject: Re: another dubia question   Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:26 pm

With males the last segment is small and narrow. With females, the last segment is large, as wide as the abdomen. It's not really an "extra" scale from what I can tell, it's just smaller on males.
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PostSubject: Re: another dubia question   Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:38 pm

Is this apparent in even very small nymphs or do you have to wait until they are close to molting into adults?
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PostSubject: Re: another dubia question   Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:42 pm

The narrow segment should be visible in mid-size nymphs. I don't know about very small nymphs but you definitely don't have to wait until they are close to adults.
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PostSubject: Re: another dubia question   Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:48 pm

ClarkeReptiles wrote:
Is this apparent in even very small nymphs or do you have to wait until they are close to molting into adults?

I suppose if you are able to hold a little one still and could actually see the last segment you could, but good luck.
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