Male spiders have learned to deal with females, preferring to devour them during mating
The mating practices of spiders are undoubtedly some of the most bizarre and frightening in the animal world. If they manage to survive after the mating season is already a victory. Although frogs, praying mantises (where the same without them) and sea slugs also can give odds on this issue.
However, no one stood in danger during mating, as the males of spiders. Procreation can become for them a matter of life or death, as some females are known to devour their partners in the midst of lovemaking. However, sometimes the males do the same, but basically theirs was not the most enviable fate.
Rufous-backed spiders of the genus Latrodectus belong to the spiders, whose females are “eating” their partners. In some cases, the males and does help them in this matter, thus turning over to have his belly right near the mouth of the female. Moreover, females continue to mate, without detracting from the meal.
Recently, canadian researchers have discovered that these spiders have developed their own frightening methods to improve their chances of survival. It turned out that Redback are looking for young and “immature” females, because they have not yet learned to devour their partners.