September 14, 2011 | 1
Video of the Week #8, September 14, 2011
From: Boys on the Dance Floor – Caught on Film by Carin Bondar at PsiVid.
Source of the original: Peacockspiderman on YouTube.
This short film is the first to capture the unique mating rituals of the Peacock Spider in southeastern Australia. Dr. Jurgen Otto combines both still and video images of these gorgeous male spiders as they try to woo females. It’s a dangerous dance, as females could decide to eat the males instead of mating with them – but for the sake of biology a guy’s gotta try!