Sexing T. gigas evanescens

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Sexing T. gigas evanescens

Postby Katrina » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:50 pm

I'm interested in seeing and discussing photos of sexed Meraukes. I only have two, so I'd love to see more. Obviously, male is the smaller, skinnier one.

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For those with other species, please start threads with good, birds eye pics of those species. I'd love to see lots of pics of sexed individuals so we can get a better idea of what to look for.
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Postby Jeff » Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:38 pm

Sorry, these pictures really stink. The skinks would simply not stay still. Since the body shape/proportions is what really matters here, I think they may be useful anyway. The first two are my largest meraukes - 24". The one on the top that looks merauke/indo is the female.

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The next two are smaller animals. The one on the top is the male in these.

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This last one is one of the meraukes that I am not sure about yet. I am leaning male at this point, but am waiting to be sure.


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Postby Alioop » Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:50 am

Jeff that last merauke is really nice! Very unique! Those photos are extremely helpful in seeing m-f differences. Based on what I'm seeing in the first few photos, I'd lean towards male on the last one too.
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Postby startedwith1 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:19 pm

This is a birds eye view of Boomer and Inca that I posted in another thread. I find it funny that most of you have tubby females but mine is lean and long. Inca on the left, Boomer on the right.

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Postby Katrina » Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:50 pm

Anyone interested in starting a similar thread for other species / subspecies? I'd be very interested to see more pictures, I just don't have the skinks to do this myself!
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Postby Adalon » Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:11 pm

I only have Adalon (who could be mixed with IJ as well), but he dropped sperm plugs a couple weeks back which finally confirmed he's a he. :)

This thread also made me realize I always take pictures from the side, only rarely top down. I just love their faces so much and you can't see them from up top. :|

I do have a couple pictures that may be able to show the changes in form as they develop, not sure how helpful that is though. :lol:

Adalon at ~2-3 months old taken on 01/05/2011:
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Adalon at ~4-5 months old taken on 03/10/2011:
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Adalon at ~7-8 months old taken on 06/02/2011:
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Postby Katrina » Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:54 am

Couple more males.
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Postby Musoke » Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:02 pm

Here are some pictures of my male merauke.
He's deformed because of his metabolic bone disease that he used to have but hopefully it doesn't make that much of a difference!

He's 19 months old and confirmed a male.

He's also got a short tail for a merauke. He's small in general for his age due to his malnutrition as a baby.

Anyway, hope this helps...

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Re: Sexing T. gigas evanescens

Postby xxmonitorlizardxx » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:58 pm

Jeff could you post your pics again?
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Re: Sexing T. gigas evanescens

Postby Richard.C » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:11 pm

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Re: Sexing T. gigas evanescens

Postby Richard.C » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:13 pm

wow theres some long tailed beauties in there
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Postby xxmonitorlizardxx » Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:46 pm

Jeff. Do you think you could re-post those pics for me please? :oops:
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Re: Sexing T. gigas evanescens

Postby Bird_Brain » Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:18 pm

xxmonitorlizardxx wrote:Jeff. Do you think you could re-post those pics for me please? :oops:

What? Moniturd doesnt have Jeff's pictures saved in a special file on his computer? I think we may have a real problem on our hands! :hehe:
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Postby Richard.C » Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:31 pm

brad :lol:

could be someone using a fake ML username,explains not having the pics :lol:
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Postby xxmonitorlizardxx » Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:56 pm

Oh, yeah. My account is being hacked. Oh course I have those pics :roll:
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