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Male Spiders Castrate Themselves to Fight Better
Castrated males are better fighters because they are not weighed down by their manhood.
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Images: Nephilengys malabarensis male and female showing extreme sexual dimorphism where the much smaller male is resting on the female’s abdomen after escaping from female cannibalism via emasculation during copulation. Credit: Qi Qi Lee

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discoverynews:

Male Spiders Castrate Themselves to Fight Better

Castrated males are better fighters because they are not weighed down by their manhood.

keep reading

Images: Nephilengys malabarensis male and female showing extreme sexual dimorphism where the much smaller male is resting on the female’s abdomen after escaping from female cannibalism via emasculation during copulation. Credit: Qi Qi Lee

Oh no.