News tagged with cannibalism

Do parasites upset food web theory?

Parasites comprise a large proportion of the diversity of species in every ecosystem. Despite this, they are rarely included in analyses or models of food webs. If parasites play different roles from other ...

Jun 11, 2013
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Reversal of the black widow myth

The Black Widow spider gets its name from the popular belief that female spiders eat their male suitors after mating. However, a new study has shown that the tendency to consume a potential mate is also true of some types ...

May 06, 2013
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NYC cannibal case tests lines of fantasy, threat

(AP)—In Internet chats as breezy as they were bizarre, a New York City police officer accused of plotting to kidnap and eat as many as 100 women was once cautioned not to be wasteful when cooking a victim ...

Oct 28, 2012
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Male snails babysit for other dads

(Phys.org)—Pity the male of the marine whelk, Solenosteira macrospira. He does all the work of raising the young, from egg-laying to hatching—even though few of the baby snails are his own.

Aug 28, 2012
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