One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Males were allowed only one palpal insertion with each mate as males are functionally sterile after each palp is used once, but sufficient sperm is transferred in a single copulation to fertilize all of the female's eggs.’
- ‘And if you're more interested in how arachnids do it with palpal specializations than molluscan harpoons, I've got an article on how spiders mate.’
- ‘In successful matings, the time of the first palpal insertion and which palp was inserted were noted.’
- ‘The sperm is then absorbed with the palpal organ, where it is stored until mating.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.