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Old 03-30-2012, 08:39 AM   #1
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The Scorpion and the Frog: Sex, Lies and Spider Silk

“Are you trying to get the girl, but you’re too cheap to get her a nice gift? You could take a page out of the nursery web spider’s Guide to Love and Sex.

When a male of this species has his eye on a female, he will usually offer her a nuptial gift, which is typically a tasty prey insect nicely gift wrapped in spider silk. While the female is unwrapping her meal, the male has an opportunity to mate with her; That is, unless she discovers the meal is good enough to take the gift and run away. If this happens, the male will try to hold on to the gift and will often play dead, stretching out his legs and getting dragged by the female until she stops. At this point he will “revive” and resume mating with her. Surprise!”
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Old 03-30-2012, 11:51 AM   #2
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Oh how funny, but obviously it works.. Playing dead in this house gets a pillow in the face.
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Old 03-31-2012, 01:37 AM   #3
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This... this... it's just too funny. It's a hoot and a half!!!
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