We hypothesize that male 1 and male 2 provided parental care to this brood because both attempted to copulate
with the female during her fertile period.
Probably this male behaviour ensures them the paternity, but further studies with microsatellite markers will be necessary to confirm this hypothesis, whereas females often copulate
with male satellites.
Females do not need to copulate
with additional virgin males to increase their fertility, and their oviposition pattern is independent of the number and the age of their partners.
Time to copulate
, after contact, was positively correlated with the difference in male and female body length (F = 32.673, p < 0.001, Pearson r = 0.805; Fig.
Females that copulated a second time after producing the third egg sac produced significantly more offspring in the fourth egg sac (Mann-Whitney-U-test, Z = -2.284, n = 6 + 10, P = 0.022) and in the fifth egg sac (Mann-Whitney-U-test, Z = -2.263, n = 3 + 6, P = 0.024) than females that did not copulate
after the third egg sac (see Fig.
Prior sexual experience increases the likelihood that a male Japanese quail will copulate
with a female taxidermic model.
In their study of Tribolium castaneum they allowed 11 male pairs to copulate
in the same sequence eight times, each time with a different virgin female.
Long-term focal observations of 10 males in the laboratory (each male attempting 4-40 copulations) demonstrate that small as well as large males (mantle length range: 14-27 cm) will attempt to copulate
in both positions within the same day.
Caciques and priests also placed berdaches in temples so that lords and headmen might copulate
with them at religious festivals (106-07).
How (to take a modern example) is one to distinguish a born-again Christian--who believes that God literally loves him--from the famous paranoid psychotic, Judge Daniel Schreber, who believed that God wished to turn Schreber into a woman so that He could copulate
He said that Samantha saved his relationship with his wife, Maritsa Kissamitaki; the sex robot helped him whenever his wife was not in the mood to copulate
. Furthermore, the Spanish inventor who is also an electric engineer revealed that it was his wife's idea to implant an artificial intelligence network into a sex doll.
Too rough and unpleasant to copulate
, as applied to a pair of Irish tortoises on rocky ground.
Chapter IV: Here follows the Way whereby Witches copulate
After the death dance they copulate
and lose their life.
For instance, the male preying mantis typically sneaks up on a female to mate, gets his head chewed off, and yet continues to Copulate
. Crump details other bizarre denizens of the animal kingdom, from hermaphroditic slugs to pregnant male seahorses and blood sucking bats.