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Spiders Adjust Courtship Signals for Maximum Effect
January 24, 2011
Male wolf spiders produce multiple courtship signals--vibrations and visual cues--to attract females. New research from the University of Cincinnati shows that when courting, these males can modify their mating signals depending on the environmental surface (soil, rock, wood, leaves) in order to ensure that their message gets through.
University of Cincinnati
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