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    Greetings from the netherworld. curtisconners's Avatar
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    Smart spiders.

    Works for me.
    The profile pic that you see above is my actual photo. I am a hyper-intelligent snake that has learned to use the internet and I will eventually rule you all.

    Just kidding..... Or am I?

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    I recently saw a post on an arthropod forum that stated that jumping spider females would sometimes act sexually available to males so as to lure them close enough to be grabbed and eaten. Grim but clever.

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    Those iridescent fangs certainly are unique. It's no match for the peacock spider though!

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    those peacock jumpers are masters at twerking

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluemax View Post
    I recently saw a post on an arthropod forum that stated that jumping spider females would sometimes act sexually available to males so as to lure them close enough to be grabbed and eaten. Grim but clever.
    That's quite possible. Especially when considering the fact that female spiders often eat their mates anyway.
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    glad I'm not a male jumper! seesh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by curtisconners View Post
    That's quite possible. Especially when considering the fact that female spiders often eat their mates anyway.
    That, by and large, is also an erroneous statement.

    Studies done in natural settings have shown that the males of most species do not get eaten -- at least if the male is in good health. It is not uncommon, for example, with many species of the tangled web spiders found around houses for a male to live in the same web as the female for a length of time.

    The widespread misconception has been a holdover from early studies done in laboratory conditions. Black widows thus gained an undeserved reputation for killing their mates. Lab conditions are highly unnatural and present a multitude of stresses on organisms which can affect their behavior. In addition, in the wild, males of widow species and those of other spiders are able to leave the web and get t safety after mating. In labs, the males had no where to flee if the need arose....

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    I stand corrected.
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    It's the same situation with praying mantises as well. The female will eat the male after mating - but generally only if they are kept in captivity. I watched it happen with our class pets in 4th grade...

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