Mate or die trying! – Seven Worlds, One Planet | BBC Earth

Mate or die trying! – Seven Worlds, One Planet | BBC Earth

This is something new, something fast and a little trickier. But what is it? Is it food? It’s a male Jotus looking for a mate. He needs to catch her attention. But female Jotus only mate once. If she’s mated before, she might kill him. He will need to seduce her with care. Waving his arms makes his intentions
clear. He’s a friend, not food! No sign of an attack yet. But she doesn’t seem particularly impressed. Time to try his best move: the double paddle. That surely will do the trick. One final wave… and he’s tamed her. She stays still for just long enough. And then he retreats quickly, before she has second thoughts.

45 thoughts on “Mate or die trying! – Seven Worlds, One Planet | BBC Earth

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  2. Nature is amazing. Let's amaze nature by saving it come on people we are supposed to be the most intelligent species prove it.

  3. Finally he gets to live. I've watched a few of these and he usually dies. I'm glad you got laid and were able to keep your life little spider.

  4. In answer to the fairly common question of, "What is going on here?": The male is impregnating the female with the sperm packets from his pedipalps; the adapted limbs on the front of his cephalothorax. A Spider's sexual organs are internal for both sexes, but the male doesn't have a penis, per se. So male spiders deposit sperm on a small web and then draw the sperm into their pedipalps in order to copulate. And her epigyne (her lady bits) is on the underside of her abdomen. She rotates her abdomen so that the male can copulate with her.

    Almost every spider you see randomly wandering around is a male looking for a mate.

  5. Fantastic filming of this unique Australian Jumping Spider. Good on Jurgen Otto (The Peacock Spider Man) for bringing these endearing creature to world attention.

  6. Ladies: he leaves right after and doesn't call not because he's not that into you… but so you don't have a chance to change your mind πŸ˜‰

  7. This is just simply way too cute. He really goes out of his way. Love those eyes. I am also happy to hear that this show will be aired on another channel now. I really want to watch this 7worlds 1planet. Ty so much..

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