Sexing dragons with flashlight?

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Re: Sexing dragons with flashlight?

Postby Carmalitaaa » Sun Dec 25, 2016 5:06 pm

I used this technique to determine the sex of my little guy Banjo
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Re: Sexing dragons with flashlight?

Postby BeardieLover232 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:48 pm

i tired it on both my beardies! apparently, Lizarto stares at me for looking at his tail like "hey, what are you doing?"
squishy is a male
lizarto. i do not know... i tried to look for the black marking, i don't see any. i don't think lizarto has any. :( :shock:
i may have a female and not even know it. :oops:
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Re: Sexing dragons with flashlight?

Postby Gryphex » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:55 am

I did this when I brought home Mica, who was three months old at the time. I was doubtful about the results, since it's commonly said that beardies can't be sexed until they're older, but it was accurate!

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Re: Sexing dragons with flashlight?

Postby KhaleesiStormborn » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:51 pm

I tried this with mine (3-4 months old I think, 10") but couldn't see anything :( maybe it wasn't bright enough flash light
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Re: Sexing dragons with flashlight?

Postby Danel » Sat May 27, 2017 1:19 pm

I'm brand new to this forum and bearded, but found this method to work like a charm!! I've had me GIRL for a week and a day, so no skill required to use this technique. All you need is a flashlight and a dark room. (And maybe an extra hand, unless your not holding your beardie!)
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Re: Sexing dragons with flashlight?

Postby daughterofMyou » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:30 am

I'd been referring to Bandit as a "she" out of habit, because my last beardie was female. Turns out Bandit actually is a girl, if this method works at three months old! Thanks for the trick, I need to remember this one :)

(Edit - It was Bandit's first trip to the vet this morning. Vet said that 'she' looks more like a male, but it's too soon to tell for sure. Vet also suspected that Bandit is younger than we were told - 8 weeks, at most, when we were told 3 months. A bit naughty of the store, really!)
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Re: Sexing dragons with flashlight?

Postby Ghoul » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:10 am

I've done this twice with my beardie, just to make sure. I can't even explain the stink eye she gave me after. I've never seen anything like it. :lol:
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Re: Sexing dragons with flashlight?

Postby diamondfontaign » Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:29 pm

Does this work for lil babies? Like 8 weeks old?
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Re: Sexing dragons with flashlight?

Postby AHBD » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:44 pm

You can try but it's not very accurate. If you like, post a few pics of your baby with tail arched as in the pic both with and without the flashlight. I can usually tell on babies.
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Re: Sexing dragons with flashlight?

Postby Ellentomologist » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:15 am

This method worked great for me when Guac was just a little squiggle... Now he's a big boy with huge pores and easily spotted "bulges", so. You know. N of one, but it did work for me. :-)
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Re: Sexing dragons with flashlight?

Postby fcooper » Sat May 26, 2018 7:57 pm

It works well on small, light colored blue tongues as well.
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Re: Sexing dragons with flashlight?

Postby CocoMushu » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:09 pm

I just recently took my two dragons to the Vet and they told me they couldn't tell how old they are or even what sex they are. My Coco is about 12 inches long and my Mushu is about 11 inches. I figured they would at least know the sex if not the age. Any idea?
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Re: Sexing dragons with flashlight?

Postby Beardeddtagonlover » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:48 pm

Cool need to try this with flashlight but I knew this watching this video but no flashlight
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Re: Sexing dragons with flashlight?

Postby Lovinonmybell » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:17 pm

i was able to successfully do this with my girls once they got to a decent size.. plan on doing it with my little man once he gets a bit older to.
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Re: Sexing dragons with flashlight?

Postby MSMorgan » Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:38 pm

Long time lurker/first post. I think this method of sexing by flashlight is brilliant. I believe Lanin is male, but, I am not 100 % sure. Please take a look and let me know. The pic quality is not the best. I'll post more if needed tomorrow when Lanin wakes.

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