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Author Topic: Spider sex violent but effective  (Read 760 times)

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Offline Spookie MonsterTopic starter

Spider sex violent but effective
« on: October 22, 2009, 08:16:25 PM »
Spider sex violent but effective

A violent but evolutionarily effective mating strategy has been spotted in spiders from Israel.

Males of the aptly-named
Harpactea sadistica species pierce the abdomen of females, fertilising their eggs directly in the ovaries.



Tiny wails, tiny cries...

Edit: Many thanks to the Elliquiy Brains for embedding the video!
« Last Edit: October 22, 2009, 08:23:17 PM by Ziggy Speldust »

Offline Talia

Re: Spider sex violent but effective
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2009, 06:30:46 AM »
Very interesting. Can't believe I watched them. I hate spiders.