Mantis males engage in riskier mating behavior if deprived of female access

Discerning males remain faithful ... if you are a spider. Sex for male orb web spiders (Argiope bruennichi) is a two shot affair since the act of mating destroys their genitalia. If they survive being eaten during their first encounter with a female, they have two choices – to mate again with the same female (monogynous) or try to find a new partner (bigynous). New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Frontiers in Zoology shows that choice of mating behavior for A. bruennichi depends on the size and age of the first female they mate with.

Mantis males engage in riskier mating behavior if deprived of female access

Male praying mantises are more likely to engage in risky mating behavior if they have not had recent access to females, as reported Apr. 25 in the open access journal PLoS ONE. Female praying ...

Wed 25 Apr 12 from Phys.org

Discerning males remain faithful

Discerning males remain faithful ... if you are a spider. Sex for male orb web spiders (Argiope bruennichi) is a two shot affair since the act of mating destroys their genitalia. If they survive ...

Tue 24 Apr 12 from Phys.org

Discerning males remain faithful, Wed 25 Apr 12 from Labspaces.net

For Males Dying to Mate, Only Certain Females Will Do

When you give your life for sex, what makes the best mate?

Wed 25 Apr 12 from Livescience

Is fidelity impossible? Male spiders STILL cheat - even after their penises snap off (if their 'wives' don't eat them first)

But after one 'go', males still look around for 'hotter talent' - seeking heavier, more fertile females if they've mated with a small one first time round, say University of Hamburg researchers.

Wed 25 Apr 12 from Daily Mail

Discerning males remain faithful ... if you are a spider

Discerning males remain faithful...if you are a spider. Sex for male orb web spiders is a two shot affair since the act of mating destroys their genitalia. If they survive being eaten during ...

Tue 24 Apr 12 from ScienceDaily

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