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Journal Article

Copulation and Sperm Induction by Normal and Palpless Male Linyphiid Spiders

Jerome S. Rovner
Science
New Series, Vol. 157, No. 3790 (Aug. 18, 1967), p. 835
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1721398
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Topics: Spermatozoa, Palps, Spiders, Female animals, Mating behavior, Courtship, Mental stimulation
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Abstract

The performance by palpless male linyphiid spiders of behaviors associated with copulation and sperm induction indicates that occurrence of these sexual activities does not depend on peripheral input from the palps.

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