OK, all you tarantula experts out there! Here's one for you:
How can I determine the gender of an *immature* tarantula?
I'm in the market for my second tarantula. I would prefer to get a
female (longer lifespan), but - how to tell? As we discovered with our
first tarantula, males don't show the distinctive "leg hooks" and the
subtly-different leg proportions until their final molting, at which
time they are within a year of dying of old age. Does anybody know of
a way to determine the gender of a tarantula before then?