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The dance of life. [Mar. 3rd, 2009|09:36 am]
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For some animals, sex can literally, be a life-changing experience. When a male seed beetle ( acanthoscelides obectus) has sex with a female, it inseminates her with chemicals that either make her die younger, or live longer. During mating, makes of the species transfer different peptides and proteins to females. These can have beneficial effects, as some of the compounds appear to increase the number of eggs laid by a female, and females that have been mated tend to live longer than females that have not. They can also have a detrimental impact and be toxic to the female. However, males that tend to reproduce late in life will inject females with more beneficial compounds, in essence extending her lifespan, than males that tend to reproduce early in life. By doing so, late-breeding males ensure that females will live longer, and hence be around to bear them more offspring, maximizing the number of times their genes are passed down the generations.


And time for a howcast:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytUr3X75v5s

How to dance without embarassing yourself. ;) I'm a terrible dancer if it's not choreographed. lol. How about you?
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[User Picture]From: cherrydust
2009-03-03 03:49 pm (UTC)
I never dance in public to spare myself the humiliation.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-03-03 03:52 pm (UTC)
I'm absolutely fine if it's choreographed and I know what to do. lol. That usually only works in a theatre setting though. But if I try and just dance to the music at a club or whatever.. ugh. It's not pretty. lol. I'm totally Elaine from Seinfield.
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[User Picture]From: adaveen
2009-03-03 04:08 pm (UTC)
This may be why seed beetlettes prefer older men? Right?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-03-03 04:09 pm (UTC)
LOL, think so. :)
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[User Picture]From: chillygator
2009-03-03 05:55 pm (UTC)
I don't dance. Ever! I need to watch that movie when I'm not at work (o:

And I've missed you!!!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-03-03 05:58 pm (UTC)
I've missed you too, darling. *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: credendovides
2009-03-03 07:42 pm (UTC)
I think one of the more fascinating animals as far as mating habbits is the side-blotched lizard. They live a giant Darwinian game of rock-paper-scissors. The males have 3 different markings, and males of each marking exhibit a different strategy for mating. Orange throated males dominate over blue throated males for mates, but yellow throated males will sneak in and take their mates. Yellow throated males in turn can be defeated by blue throated males. The result is the levels of the population of various males fluctuates over a 6 year cycle.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-03-03 10:45 pm (UTC)
DUDE! That's cool!!!!
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[User Picture]From: trish_punch
2009-03-04 02:01 am (UTC)
Luckily, I don't have to watch myself do social dancing, so I don't know. ;)

I've seen myself dance in shows on videotape, and I don't suck totally.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-03-04 04:52 pm (UTC)
That's awesome. ;) I'd be scared to watch a video of me dancing if it wasn't related to a theatre performance. haha. ;)
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[User Picture]From: rhiaa
2009-03-04 05:10 am (UTC)
I'm ok until I stop and realize I'm dancing then I just flail for a bit until I can escape and grab a drink :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-03-04 04:55 pm (UTC)
LOL, nice. I usually use the aid of liquor too. ;) -- And icon love!
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[User Picture]From: lynphoenyx
2009-03-04 06:21 am (UTC)
ok I LOVE the bugs! That's awesome!

Completely off the subject but you're my only hope! I saw a movie on Sundance or IFC back in 90's.

A boy and a girl end up talking across miles and a canyon. They fall in love. I want to think it had some native american details but I don't remember!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-03-04 04:56 pm (UTC)
Oh frack. That sounds really familiar to me too. Let me do some searching and see what I can come up with. :)
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From: sonoran_scrawl
2009-03-04 03:31 pm (UTC)
thank you for your informative, interesting and entertaining posts.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-03-04 05:07 pm (UTC)
You're welcome. :) I'm glad you enjoy them.
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From: christinaathena
2009-03-06 01:23 am (UTC)
You think those beetles have it bad, some species of octopuses, the females tend their eggs to the exclusion of all other activity, so that by the time they hatch, they're too weak to live much longer.

And even worse are these horrifying beetles. Just imagine being a female one of those ... *shudders*
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-03-06 01:32 am (UTC)
I'm not looking. LOL. I know it'll scare me. I don't wanna see.
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From: christinaathena
2009-03-06 04:49 am (UTC)
Probably a good idea. :D
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