Mating behavior of Sickius longibulbi (Araneae, Theraphosidae, Ischnocolinae), a spider that lacks spermathecae

@inproceedings{Bertani2008MatingBO,
  title={Mating behavior of Sickius longibulbi (Araneae, Theraphosidae, Ischnocolinae), a spider that lacks spermathecae},
  author={R. Bertani and C. Fukushima and Pedro I da Silva Junior},
  year={2008}
}
Abstract We describe the mating behavior in the spermatheca-lacking theraphosid species Sickius longibulbi Soares & Camargo 1948. The behavior in captivity of nine pairs of S. longibulbi was videotaped and analyzed. The mating of this species presented an uncommon theraphosid pattern. There is little in the way of overt courtship by the male, the primary behavior seen being the male's use of legs I and II to touch the female's first pairs of legs and her chelicerae. Sometimes the male clasped… CONTINUE READING
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