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Sexing dragons with flashlight?

Postby little_gardener_24 » Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:53 pm

I've seen tons of posts about how to sex your dragons by looking for the number of visible bumps, but I came across this site that shows how to sex one using a flashlight. Has anyone else had success with this method? I've put the site link below:

http://imgur.com/r/BeardedDragons/s2OIALb
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Re: Sexing dragons with flashlight?

Postby Elmontare » Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:03 pm

The poor mans xray lol. Thats clever, ill have to try this.
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Re: Sexing dragons with flashlight?

Postby CooperDragon » Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:21 pm

Yeah, it works pretty well in a lot of cases. https://www.beardeddragon.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=204533
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Re: Sexing dragons with flashlight?

Postby little_gardener_24 » Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:47 pm

CooperDragon wrote:Yeah, it works pretty well in a lot of cases. https://www.beardeddragon.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=204533


That's great, thank you for the thread link - I'm definitely going to give it a go!
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Re: Sexing dragons with flashlight?

Postby AHBD » Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:16 am

Yes, that's a great method. The dark areas in the male are called the hemipenes...there are 2 of them and a male can use either one.
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Re: Sexing dragons with flashlight?

Postby johnnyze » Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:31 pm

I did this with my 2 month old, the same picture too, about a week back.

I think I could make out the testicles, so in my opinion, this is the best method :D

(Without going to the vet and get them to do whatever they do to check :P)
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Re: Sexing dragons with flashlight?

Postby beardie » Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:27 pm

Hey guys... would someone be willing to take pictures of good male and female examples of doing this, and authorize it to be used on a post on the home page? While not a new technique, it is a pretty slick one. I don't know how many times people have asked how to sex their beardie. Our own article on the topic relies on the older method of looking for the lumps when holding a certain way... but I wrote that back in 2002, or so. It might be time to get some good shots of this and I can make a short article/post on the home page.

For those who have kept track of me, I no longer have beardies myself. My three dragons lives good lives. After they passed (a while ago now), I decided my life was in a different place and chose not to get more beardies. But I still love the animals and thus still keep this website going.... anyway... that is the reason I cannot take these pictures myself and rely on the community to help with good pictures of such things. But I want to use pictures from someone on the site, and not just seek permission from people on other sites. I like the idea of content coming from our own community (always have).

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Re: Sexing dragons with flashlight?

Postby Davidmathis101 » Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:07 pm

I've done this on my now around 2 month old dragon, looks like it a female idk if it's the same until a certain age did this like 2 weeks ago ha, hope it helps everyone but can you tell when They are baby's? Like 2 weeks old??
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Re: Sexing dragons with flashlight?

Postby digitalpunk » Sat Apr 11, 2015 3:41 am

That's pretty cool I'm definitely going to try it.
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Re: Sexing dragons with flashlight?

Postby erikadickson » Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:33 pm

I really want to try this but my beardie is only 2 months old, do you think it'd be accurate? Or is it not old enough yet?
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Re: Sexing dragons with flashlight?

Postby beardie » Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:55 am

I don't think 2 months is quite old enough yet. Probably closer to 6-8 months.
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Re: Sexing dragons with flashlight?

Postby Davidmathis101 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:27 am

Well mins bout 2 months old, looks like a female but idk if it will change, plus I checked her like that a couple weeks ago. Named her nissi (ne-see) lol what will it think if she turned out to be a he :) :) :) :)
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Re: Sexing dragons with flashlight?

Postby Pixi » Thu Aug 06, 2015 6:34 pm

Using the bumps is a good way to sex geckos, but not beardies. I thought I had a male, then I used the flashlight and the results showed female, which the vet also confirmed.
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Re: Sexing dragons with flashlight?

Postby frazbertos » Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:39 am

Using flashlight is a very good way to sex a dragon

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Re: Sexing dragons with flashlight?

Postby jgodman1011 » Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:10 am

i tried this last night and apparently my flash light isn't strong enough to get through sheldons tail LOL
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