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Male spiders play dead for sex

 
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02/27/2008 08:53 PM
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Male spiders play dead for sex
Advice on how to score with the ladies would probably never include the strategy that works best for at least one species of male spider: playing dead.

Not all male nursery web spiders looking for a little arachnid sex adopt this technique, but those that do more than double their chances of hitting the jackpot, according to new study in Behavioral Ecology, reported Wednesday in the British magazine New Scientist.

In experiments designed by Trine Bilde of the University of Aaarhus in Denmark, researchers set up date-and-mate opportunities for Pisaura mirabilis, a species native to Europe.

All the males sought to attract partners by offering a gift of food, held in the mouth.

But the ones that lay flat and motionless -- even if meant getting dragged about by a female that had latched onto the victuals -- wound up in a much better position, as it were, to engage in sexual activity.

The hapless males that tried the direct approach wound up keeping the free meal but not getting what they were really after.

Males that played dead were also allowed to copulate longer than males that did not, ensuring more eggs could fertilized, the researchers reported.

Playing dead is a well-known defence mechanism in nature, but this is apparently the first time such behaviour has been observed as a strategy for obtaining sexual favours.



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02/27/2008 11:01 PM
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Re: Male spiders play dead for sex
Oh! Is that what hubby is doing? He complains about not getting enough sex, but all he does is lay there - usually snoring.
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02/28/2008 12:04 AM
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Re: Male spiders play dead for sex
Gosh, and I had to play dead DURING sex before my divorce!
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02/28/2008 12:05 AM
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Gosh, and I had to play dead DURING sex before my divorce!
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Hahahahaha!
I've dreamt so long..
I cannot dream anymore..
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02/28/2008 12:24 AM
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Re: Male spiders play dead for sex
Gosh, and I had to play dead DURING sex before my divorce!


Hahahahaha!
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Been there! Done that !
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02/28/2008 12:32 AM
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Re: Male spiders play dead for sex
<snicker, snicker> Glad I wasn't the only one

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02/28/2008 02:57 PM
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Re: Male spiders play dead for sex
There ya go! lol! A hint from nature!
I've dreamt so long..
I cannot dream anymore..
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02/28/2008 02:59 PM
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Re: Male spiders play dead for sex
"Weaving spiders come not here"
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02/28/2008 03:02 PM
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Re: Male spiders play dead for sex
Spiders?!?

That description fits precisely with human males! lmao

Males kill for sex in the human kingdom.
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02/28/2008 03:24 PM
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Re: Male spiders play dead for sex
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