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Ultimate sacrifice: Spider's post-sex cannibalism aids offspring

The male dark fishing spider is just dying to father some children - and this death wish probably evolved to benefit his offspring, according to new research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Gonzaga University.
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Ultimate sacrifice: Spider's post-sex cannibalism aids offspring

Academics / Sociology : EurekAlert: Social Behavioral

(University of Nebraska-Lincoln) The male dark fishing spider is just dying to father some children -- and this death wish probably evolved to benefit his offspring, according to new research.

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