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for some it's pretty rough, by the looks of it:

nom-nom

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My knees went funny just thinking about it!! : )

Very interesting, and luckily I hadn't seen it. I read New Scientist, so thanks for that. I'm behind with a few issues, so when I come across it, I'll be able to say that I already know! : )

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I find all that so bizarre...

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Reading through it, I get the point, but nature's a funny old thing.

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basically the male passes on its genes and watches over his progeny - and he's done and well, passes on...

not much of a life, eh?

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LOL - no, but you'd expect the female to welcome several suitors, not try and eat them, because the more who mate with her, the more her genes're going to be passed on, so .... it looks like a no win-no win situation. : (

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I don't get it either...

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Preying mantises do it as well don't they - it's pretty nasty.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYp_Xi4AtAQ

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not always and no... I don't think I want to watch that... :shifty:

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Oh, I thought it was a standard practice, sorry.

No, it's not a nice vid, especially as the male takes some time to die. Being eaten alive isn't very thrilling is it, but since nature makes it happen sometimes, I wonder if the males produce an anaesthetising hormone or something after mating? Otherwise, I can't see why this painful process takes place.

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:shock:

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:shrug:

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