The Amazing Courtship of Orb-Weaving Spiders

Ever wonder how spiders make babies? Of course you have.

Male orb weaving spiders are usually smaller than the females

After a female orb weaver mates, she will often

To minimize his chance of being eaten, the male will often attempt to mate

Cephalothorax: the fused head and thorax of spiders and other arthropods

Pedipalp: each of the second pair of appendages attached to the cephalothorax of most arachnids. They are variously specialized as pincers in scorpions, sensory organs in spiders

Courtship: the behavior of animals aimed at attracting a mate.

Manipulate: handle or control (a tool, mechanism, etc.), typically in a skillful manner

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