Monthly Archives: April 2011
Among the New Zealand mud snail (Potamopyrgus antipodarum), some do it, some don’t. Have sex, that is. Just how many snails live the sexual life is determined, in large part, by how many snails in the population are infected by … Continue reading
YouTube – “Peacock spider”. Awesome video of male peacock spiders doing their courtship dance!
Stereotypic sex roles penetrate scientific literature | I, Science. Saw this blog post on how stereotypes about gender roles in society may have influenced language used in the sexual conflict literature. I guess I’m not convinced it’s all about stereotypes, … Continue reading
In a species of crickets, males are able to take advantage of investments made by other males to increase the quality of their own sperm. New research from Leigh W. Simmons and Maxine Beveridge at the University of Western Australia … Continue reading
Male golden-collared manakins (the bird shown in the photo above), have to jump through a lot of hoops to get a mate. First, they set up a “court” on the forest floor, clearing a small area with little saplings. Then, … Continue reading