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Fighting, Mating and Maternal Behaviour in Whip Scorpions (Uropygi)


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Title Fighting, Mating and Maternal Behaviour in Whip Scorpions (Uropygi)
Alternative Title Kampf, Paarung und Brutfürsorge bei Geißelskorpionen (Uropygi)
Author Weygoldt, Peter
License No Open Access License:
German copyright law applies. This film may be used for your own use but it may not be distributed via the internet or passed on to external parties.
DOI 10.3203/IWF/C-1143eng
IWF Signature C 1143
Publisher IWF (Göttingen)
Release Date 1974
Language English
Producer IWF
Production Year 1971

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IWF Technical Data Film, 16 mm, LT, 119 m ; F, 11 min

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Subject Area Life Sciences
Abstract Mastigoproctus brasilianus, Mastigoproctus giganteus. Habit of the whip scorpions; fighting of two males. Courtship: The male grasps the pedipalps and then the antenniform legs of the female. Tapping the female. Search for a suitable location for pairing. Depositing of the spermatophore; while embracing. The female receiving the spermatophore; pressing the sperma into the female. Mother animal with prenymphs.
Keywords courtship / Arachnida
prey capture / Arachnida
brood care / Arachnida
fighting behaviour / Arachnida
spermatophore / Arachnida
copulation / Uropygy
Mastigoproctus brasilianus
Mastigoproctus giganteus
scorpion / whip scorpion

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