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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:39 pm 
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The males of several species I keep are outnumbered by females and I was wondering if males can 'transfer' sperm to more than one female.
in the past, I have seen males riding atop of more than one female of their adult life but I was never sure if they had all been fertilised by the single male.

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Idolomantis diabolica
Heterochaeta orientalis
Hymenopus coronatus
Miomantis cf. caffra "Johannesburg"
Phyllocrania paradoxa

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:46 pm 
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Yep, just like most animals, male Phasmids can mate multiple times with multiple females.


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