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Redback Spiders Sex Lives Are Kinky And Crazy As Hell!

Nature can be strange sometimes...and a little cruel.

Did you know that male redback spiders are usually eaten after mating with the much larger female just the once??? 

At least they aren't getting locked into a long term relationship....but STILL! 

Now though, a new study has found that male redbacks have come up with a evolutionary trick so they can have "relations" with more than just one lady spider.

This is a bit creepy and atad graphic, but male redbacks now mate with immature females in what is referred to as a "fitness-enhancing tactic" and it's believed that "immature-mating may be a widespread, previously unrecognised mating tactic".

Basically the males often mate first with an immature female before later mating with an adult female...who then EATS them!!! 

Helen Smith from the Australian Museum, said the findings were "pretty amazing".

She said that male redbacks actually somersault while copulating and "voluntarily put their abdomen into the jaws of the female".

Dr Smith said this slowed the mating process down "by giving her something to chew on". 

Wow.

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But thats not all.

The adult males don't waste time with courtship rituals with the immature females, but will spend "two hours of vibratory courtship...(before) mating" with mature spiders.

In fact, the more time the male spends on courtship before mating, the lower the chance of him being eaten.

I wonder if there's something to be taken out of that at all...?!?

SMH

And just to prove how nuts redbacks really are, here's a recent video of one taking on a snake!

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