Reproductive biology of the neotropical harvestman ( Goniosoma longipes ) (Arachnida, Opiliones: Gonyleptidae): mating and oviposition behaviour, brood mortality, and parental care

@article{Machado1998ReproductiveBO,
  title={Reproductive biology of the neotropical harvestman ( Goniosoma longipes ) (Arachnida, Opiliones: Gonyleptidae): mating and oviposition behaviour, brood mortality, and parental care},
  author={G. Machado and P. Oliveira},
  journal={Journal of Zoology},
  year={1998},
  volume={246},
  pages={359-367}
}
Goniosoma longipes is a neotropical cavernicolous harvestman that exhibits parental care. Reproductive activity in G. longipes is more intense during the wet season. Mating lasts up to 3 min, and the whole oviposition process may take over 5 h. During oviposition the female may be reinseminated once or twice by the mating male. Females oviposit 60‐210 eggs on the cave wall and guard egg batches for nearly 2 months, until the 1st-instar nymphs disperse. Four main factors can affect egg survival… Expand
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