Male brown widow spiders prefer older ladies (who are more likely to eat them).

We’ve featured a number of articles about the sexual proclivities of spiders: from oral sex to genital mutilation, arachnids have a wide-ranging sex life. Here’s another example — female brown widow spiders often eat their male partners after mating. That’s pretty wild, and it gets even more intense: these scientists found that male spiders prefer to mate with older females, even though these females are less fertile and more likely to eat the men after the deed is done. The authors are una

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