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Study Shows Impact Of Polyandry On Reproductive Success In Fire Salamanders
2013-12-02 16:11:27

Researchers at Bielefeld University and the Technische Universität Braunschweig are the first to confirm the benefit of multiple paternities for a vertebrate under completely natural conditions.

Better Sex In Return For Nuptial Gifts
2013-10-24 13:41:15

A male spider that gives its selected female a nuptial gift is allowed to mate with her for a longer period of time and provide more sperm than a male that fails to come with a gift.

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2012-07-09 10:05:52

A team of biologists from Tufts University in Boston may have answered the question of what attracts fireflies to each other.

Firefly Romance
2012-06-26 10:13:17

New insights into what goes on when the lights go off

Female Mate Searching Evolves When Mating Gifts Are Important
2011-09-28 12:34:39

In the animal world, males typically search for their female partners. The mystery is that in some species, you get a reversal -- the females search for males.

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2011-04-05 09:40:30

Firefly partners work together to find work-family balance.

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2008-09-08 10:54:28

Finding a mate can take considerable legwork as recently illustrated by the flightless and nocturnal Cook Strait giant weta Deinacrida rugosa.


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Megarian Banded Centipede, Scolopendra cingulata
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Scolopendra cingulata, with common names Megarian banded centipede and the Mediterranean banded centipede, is the most common scolopendromorph species in the mountainous locales of the Mediterranean region. S. cingulata can often be found under stones, rocks and fallen tree trunks where it rests during the day. The escolopendra, as it is referred to in Spanish, feeds nocturnally. S. cingulata has an amazing appetite for its size, eating cricket, worm, spider, moth and even young mice. It...

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