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The male redback spider makes the ultimate sacrifice for his children, he lets his mate eat him. University of Toronto behavioral ecologist Maydianne Andrade studies this unusual strategy. She has found that more than 80 percent of wild males die of starvation or predation during their search for a female, without ever finding even one.

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    cannibalism,Sound,Learn,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110722014826079T,NSDL,NSDL_SetSpec_BEN,Reproductive Biology,Learner,Audio/Visual,High school lower division 9-10,High school upper division 11-12,Education,General public & informal education,Undergraduate lower division 13-14,Life Science,survive,Audio,Undergraduate upper division 15-16

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