Scorpion Races: Costs of parental care, and behavioral flexibility
Scorpion Races: Introduction
We know that reproduction is a primary imperative in animals. But successful reproduction often comes at a price. Creating gametes can consume nutritional resources; courtship displays can attract predators; bearing young and caring for them can delay or prevent future reproduction.
In this module, you will learn about one cost of parental care in scorpions. To get an overview of the module, visit the Contents.
Scorpions are unusual among arthropods in that they bear live young, and the female carries the young on her back until they have their first moult.
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