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Beobachtungen zur fortpflanzungsbiologie und zum verhalten der geißelspinne tarantula marginemaculata C. L. Koch (Chelicerata, Amblypygi)

Observations on the reproductive biology and behaviour of the American tailless whip scorpion, Tarantula marginemaculata C. L. Koch (Amblypygi, Tarantulidae)

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The „social” behaviour of T. m. includes ritualized fights. Sperm transfer is achieved by means of a spermatophore deposited on the ground and by the male pulling the female over it. The behaviour and the spermatophore are described and compared to those of other arachnids and the phylogenetical implications are discussed.

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Weygoldt, P. Beobachtungen zur fortpflanzungsbiologie und zum verhalten der geißelspinne tarantula marginemaculata C. L. Koch (Chelicerata, Amblypygi). Z. Morph. Tiere 64, 338–360 (1969). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00298640

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