Sexing AFT's

OnlineGeckos

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I've noticed most female AFT's have bulges, and they aren't just small bulges, but they are 2 distinct bulges. Anybody else notice it? This makes sexing pretty difficult. I find myself looking for both the double distinct bulges and the V pores. Anybody have reliable ways to sex AFT's?

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acpart

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Given my incubation temps, my AFT's all end up being female. From looking at my adult male, I would imagine that the pores are the way to go. I wonder if the thread somewhere on this forum about using a flashlight to see the hemipenal arteries in the leopard geckos would work for the fat tails.

Aliza
 

ladylocks

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I've noticed this too, one of my fat tails I suspected was a male, turns out to be a female. She has two distinct bulges and my male will try to mate with her. If she was a male I don't think my male would want to mate, but instead fight.

This is my proven male, the pores are tiny, but still visible

Proven female, one bulge, no pores

and this one I thought was a male. Two bulges, but no pores. My male will try to breed with him/her and successfully breed.
 
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