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Male spiders eavesdrop to beat rivals


January 8th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 8 (IANS) Male spiders often eavesdrop on their rivals, using their 'secrets' to steal their mate, behaviour which is not uncommon in human society.As male wolf spiders go ... Read more...

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How male spiders try to trick females into sex


November 14th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 14 (IANS) Male nursery web spiders try to trick females into sex with worthless silk-wrapped gifts. But females are not so easily impressed.Most gifts contain insects, but some ... Read more...

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Male spiders prefer virginity to size


October 31st, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): A new study has revealed that male spiders that get to have sex only once or twice in their lives are far more interested in a female spider's ... Read more...

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Female spiders beat hunger pangs by eating ‘distasteful’ mates


December 21st, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 21 (ANI): Female spiders eat their male partners after sex only if they are starving, a new study has found.Scientists at Miami University, US, have shown that relative to their ... Read more...

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Lazy male spiders reveal secrets of saving skin during steamy sex


October 21st, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 21 (ANI): Previous studies have shown that the female redback who is roughly twice the size of her male counterpart, regularly eats a number of her male courtiers, although exactly ... Read more...

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Little male spiders much better lovers than larger cousins


December 8th, 2008 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 8 (IANS) Little male spiders make vastly better lovers than their larger cousins because they're quicker to mature and more agile, says a new study.In field enclosures, researchers simulated two ... Read more...

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Quickies can be fatal for male spiders


November 13th, 2008 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 13 (ANI): A new study by researchers the University of Toronto Scarborough, Canada, has found that female redback spiders kill and eat partners that demand quick sex in place ... Read more...

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Urge for sex almost always fatal for small male spiders


September 11th, 2008 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 11 (ANI): Researchers from Miami University in Ohio have found that how small male spiders are relative to females has a large effect on the frequency of sexual cannibalism.Female ... Read more...

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Only the strongest spiders survive the mating dance!


June 4th, 2008 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 4 (ANI): Mating dance can sometimes prove fatal for male wolf spiders, suggests a new study.Male wolf spiders often wave their front legs to attract a mate, which also ... Read more...

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Female jumping spiders get turned on by sexy ultraviolet rays


May 2nd, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 2 (ANI): They might be invisible to the human eye, but for the female Chinese jumping spider, ultraviolet B (UVB) rays come handy when it comes to mating, says ... Read more...

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Spiders court females with ultraviolet rays


May 2nd, 2008 - 9:41 am ICT by admin
DPA Singapore, May 2 (DPA) Ultraviolet rays have been found to be essential for a spider courting females, a published report said Friday. National University of Singapore (NUS) Associate Professor Li Daiqin ... Read more...

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