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Mastigoproctus giganteus mating 3 - Mastigoproctus tohono - male - female

Mastigoproctus giganteus mating 3 - Mastigoproctus tohono - Male Female
Southwest Research Station, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
October 8, 2009
Size: 80mm (not including whip)
The "generating" phase: the female grasps the male's opisthosoma while the male generates a spermatophore. Once it is deposited, he will lead her over it, and she will press her gonopore down to pick it up.

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Mastigoproctus giganteus - Mastigoproctus tohono - female Mastigoproctus giganteus mating 1 - Mastigoproctus tohono - male - female Mastigoproctus giganteus mating 2 - Mastigoproctus tohono - male - female Mastigoproctus giganteus mating 3 - Mastigoproctus tohono - male - female Mastigoproctus giganteus mating 4 - Mastigoproctus tohono - male - female Mastigoproctus giganteus mating 4a - Mastigoproctus tohono - male - female

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Moved from Giant Vinegaroon.

remarkable series!!
Arlo,

Any chance you could share this series of images as slightly larger files? I'd like to include these in my University lectures about Arachnid Reproduction.

Excellent work!!

Marshal Hedin
mhedin@sciences.sdsu.edu

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