Getting a Leg Up on Love: Spiders Offer Limb for Mating Survival

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 11:50 in Biology & Nature

Male tufted golden orb weaver spiders pull out all the stops when trying to court a female, including offering up their own legs to their potential mates for the sake of love. A recent Inside Science article outlines this unique mating technique, which involves a bit of cannibalism in order win over a lady friend.

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