The Strangest Animal Mating Rituals You’ll Ever Hear About

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Earwigs

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When courting the female earwigs, the process lasts about 10 minutes whereby the male presents his forceps to her by tapping and stroking on her abdomen. She must then choose whether to mate with him. She nibbles on his forceps for insight as she is not quick to make a decision. If she accepts, the male spends several hours with the female raising her abdomen and closing her forceps in a mating position while the male twists his abdomen 180 degrees, pushing the bottom upwards and completing the acrobatic performance.

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