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 Female spiders who eat would-be suitors produce more babies, and those babies are stronger and bigger, than spiders who stick to more mundane fare, researchers reported on Tuesday.

“Now we know that, at least in one species, sexual cannibalism benefiting females occurs in nature,” Dr. Jordi Moya-Larano of the Estacion Experimental de Zonas Aridas in Spain, who led the study, said in a statement.

Hmmmm. I wonder if this phenomenon is limited to spiders.

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