Monday, March 2, 2015

Choosing Mates Wisely Is All The More Important When They Try To Eat You

A praying mantid pair.
Photo by Oliver Koemmerling
at Wikimedia Commons.
Choosing our mates is among the most important decisions of our lives. We agonize over finding "the one", and for good reason. If we are going to spend the rest of our lives with one person and depend on that person to help create and raise our children, the stakes of choosing that person well are high. But at least we don't have to worry that if we choose wrong our partner will bite our head off... not literally, anyway.

Today at Accumulating Glitches, I talk about sexual cannibalism in praying mantids and how it has led to males now choosing less aggressive mates. Check out the article here.

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