Are spiders Semelparous?

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Are spiders Semelparous?

Examples of short-lived semelparous species include annual and biennial plants (including all grain crops, and many herbaceous vegetables), and certain invertebrate species, including many spiders (Figure 1). It is important to note that while all annual plants are semelparous, not all perennial plants are iteroparous.

Q. Are humans K strategist?

Species have evolved specific life history strategies (k and r-selected) to ensure the growth and evolution of their species. These species are characterized by having only a few offspring but investing high amounts of parental care. Elephants, humans, and bison are all k-selected species.

Q. What is K strategist?

K-selected species, also called K-strategist, species whose populations fluctuate at or near the carrying capacity (K) of the environment in which they reside. Such species produce a few large young instead of many small young.

Q. Are rabbits K-selected or R selected?

Typical examples of r-species are mice, rabbits, weeds and bacteria, which have a lot of offspring, but a short life expectancy. Examples of organisms undergoing K-selection are tortoises, elephants, people, and sequoia trees: their offspring are few but long-lived.

Q. What is high fecundity?

Fecundity is the ability to produce offspring. It can also describe the reproductive rate of an individual organism. Having high fecundity is an adaptation of many wildlife species. It is unusual for humans to have more than one baby at a time. However many wild animals have multiple babies at once.

Q. Can turtles get pregnant without a mate?

Do female turtles lay eggs without mating? Yes. The female turtles do not need the males for them to lay eggs. They will have the eggs inside them for the males to come and fertilize.

Q. Do turtles lay eggs without mating?

Females Can Lay Eggs Without Males Like chickens, female turtles can lay eggs without a male turtle being around to fertilize them — although these infertile eggs won’t hatch.

Q. Do turtles like being touched?

Generally speaking, turtles don’t like to be picked up and petted. You will find however that some turtles don’t mind and may even enjoy it. There is a correct way to touch them and you must be careful. If you touch their shell they’re likely to hiss and even bite you.

Q. Do female tortoises have periods?

The breeding group of Galápagos tortoises displayed a distinct seasonal cycle with a mating period (August to November) and a nesting period (November to April). All males were observed mounting females during the mating period. Six clutches of eggs were laid from November to April with a total of 67 eggs.

Q. Can two male tortoises mate?

Mating occurs any time other than during hibernation. Females store sperm and may lay fertile eggs for several years after separation from a male. Two male tortoises usually fight, two females may or may not get along, and a male and a female will produce babies for a very long time.

Q. Is my tortoise a boy or girl?

The shape of the notch in the shell, located on the underside of the tortoise below the tail, can also be an indicator of whether the animal is male or female. The distinct shapes can vary by species, but generally speaking males have a V-shaped notch while females have more of a U shape.

Q. Can tortoises swim?

Tortoises live on land. They cannot swim in water while turtles can swim and even float in water. You can tell the sex of a tortoise by looking at his/her tail.

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