Mantis

Why is she singled out when spiders are notorious sexual cannibals? There are many sexual cannibals yet her reputation is the only one that suffers.

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  1. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    >her reputation is the only one that suffers
    The common name for a whole genus of spiders directly refers to mate cannibalism when, in the wild, the male usually avoids getting eaten.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      >The common name for a whole genus of spiders directly refers to mate cannibalism
      Which one?

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        Latrodectus, widow spiders

  2. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because they typically decapitate which we relate to more because we also have a pronounced "head" unlike spoders where it's more integrated

  3. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    I saw that horrible mantis parasite video where it controls the mantis to jump into water then shoots out leaving an emptied out mantis shell.

    A guy has been collecting them and dropping them in water to test if they're being a host. He said 95 percent of wild ones had the worms.

    When the mantis touches water they all shoot out really fast.

    • 11 months ago
      Dream Island Obsessional Park

      Plot twist: The worms were piloting mantis biomechs and had to jump ship since they would drown in the mech, the non affected mantises are the only real ones, or possibly autopilot biomechs. Them needing to breed in water is propaganda to get people to kill them inadvertently and to make the whole thing look less sus.

  4. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    >she singled out when spiders are notorious sexual cannibals?
    Anon...Black Widow.

  5. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    Its also not a rule, it has been seen to happen but not always and not all species either.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      But the one that get eaten have the highest percentage to be able to psss their genes.

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        source?

        • 11 months ago
          Anonymous

          https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/jun/29/having-your-partner-for-dinner-praying-mantis-cannibalism-boosts-fertility-study

  6. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    because the mantis is sexual

    • 11 months ago
      Dream Island Obsessional Park

      Not really, more so cool/bada$$.

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        Literally has Femme Fatale tag for itself, slender body, big ass. It is probabaly the most sexual insect.

        • 11 months ago
          Dream Island Obsessional Park

          Maybe your just horn-horn for one. Mantises typically are thought of as martial artistes and/or bada$$es and/or scary. Never really see much eroticism out of them except in like monster girl stuff. I guess unless you count voreing jokes.

          • 11 months ago
            Anonymous

            https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MantisMatingMeal

            • 11 months ago
              Dream Island Obsessional Park

              Ah, a fellow Troper!!! I have seen that page and the Slaying Mantis trope. I love mantises.

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                I am BEGGING you to stop posting

              • 11 months ago
                Dream Island Obsessional Park

                You e-stalk me around Wauf or are you just a mantid hater?

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                Learn how to filter, dumbass.

              • 11 months ago
                Anonymous

                I am BEGGING you to keep posting

  7. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'd guess people anthropomorphize them more readily because of the eyes and slender form. Spiders also already have a lot of more specific symbolism associated with them so some of it could just avoid lumping it all into one thing.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      >already have a lot of more specific symbolism associated with them
      Such as?

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        off the top of my head the arachne myth of a woman with such remarkable craftmanship she beat athena but they were poor losers, there's almost universally associated with female traits and seduction/illusion, Buddhists have the interconnectedness thing because of the spider webs. With the femininity and subduction thing you can see where the overlap starts.

        • 11 months ago
          Anonymous

          I think spiders have more mantis like reputation(femme fatale) if you move towards east(Japan).

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