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walkytalky 01-29-2009 12:52 PM

urchin
 
I was wondering if anyone knew how to tell the difference between a female & male urchin?:oops:

Pasfur 01-29-2009 07:21 PM

51% sure of this answer...

You can't.

But maybe this will help. Does your urchin seem to get angry for no reason whatsoever? Does it say one thing and mean another? Does it like to watch "What Not to Wear" on TV? These things could be a hint that yours if a female.

aunt kymmie 01-29-2009 07:46 PM

:lol:

I would post the other obvious ways of how to tell it's male but this is a family forum :-)

dramaqueen 01-29-2009 08:09 PM

:lol: Haahaaa!!!!:lol: You guys are funny!lol

onefish2fish 01-29-2009 09:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aunt kymmie (Post 167303)
:lol:

I would post the other obvious ways of how to tell it's male but this is a family forum :-)


i didnt think saying it leaves the seat up is so bad?

aunt kymmie 01-30-2009 12:44 AM

Oh, I have alot of other indicators for maleness :lol:
But leaving that seat up is a dead giveaway!!

walkytalky 01-30-2009 06:41 AM

k guys
All very cute replies. But its not the answer I was looking for.

onefish2fish 01-30-2009 08:45 AM

honestly idk why you want/need to know the sex of your specimen.
heres a qoute from this article:
"It is impossible to tell what sex sea urchins are until they shed gametes from the five pores on the top center of the animal"
Salmon Lab Protocols: Sea Urchin Axonemes

aunt kymmie 01-30-2009 10:08 AM

I never thought to google it, and Pasfur's reply was just too funny to not respond to. Good Link, OF2F.

walkytalky 01-30-2009 01:12 PM

The only reason I was asking is that I was thinking of trying to breed them. And I am looking for info on them.


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