Cheating In The Animal KingdomEye Spy Blog 2
The mating game can be brutal in the animal kingdom. Males constantly have to compete, sneak, steal, and use other dirty tricks to get the female.
Cheating In The Animal Kingdom
If you thought going to the club was bad, imagine having to dance in front of potential mates for over an hour and a half. Lest they eat you–all while watching out for other dudes who want to exploit your hard work.
The male Australian redback spider, is a member of the black widow family. They are much smaller than the female spider.
The male spider warms up the female by dancing. He then begins plucking the threads and sending her good vibrations. A typical female demands 100 minutes of dancing; any less and she will gobble up the little guy. But dance too long and a backstabbing male will sneak up and mate with the female after she has been satisfied, without having to do any dancing of his own.