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The mating behavior of the redback spider is described in this two-minute radio program. The guest on the program, a graduate student, explains the mating process with a focus on how the male spider is eaten by the female during copulation. The guest points out that scientists think the male's behavior--he presents himself to the female and does not attempt to flee when she begins to feed on him--increases his reproductive success. The program is available in text and audio formats. The latter includes audio recordings of the courtship vibrations the male spider makes on the female's web.

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    Keywords:

    Reproduction,Informal Education,Grade 11,Animals,NSDL,Grade 8,Grade 9,Middle School,NSDL_SetSpec_1007936,Life Science,Arthropods,High School,Grade 10,Grade 6,Behavior,Life science,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120114184741685T,Grade 12,Social Sciences,Grade 7

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    English

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