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Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of spermatophore.

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Examples

  • They have short penises which produce packets of sperm, called spermatophores, then one of their eight limbs is modified to transfer this sperm to special receptacles on the female.

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  • Whether hooked, whip-like, barbed or spiny, those not! penis structures are likely used by male cockroaches to clear out rival spermatophores, according to the august authors of Cockroaches, the book.

    Boing Boing

  • Briefly, the process is as follows: 2 slugs climb up a vertical surface, one leading the other; then they start circling each other; then they intertwine and suspend themselves by a thick strand of mucus; their penises evert and they too intertwine forming a bell-shaped structure at their lower end; the exchange of spermatophores presumably takes place within the bell; following this, the slugs abruptly separate and move away.

    Limax maximus

  • The description probably meant spermatophores are exchanged.

    How a glaring error of mine was corrected a year later

  • I don't know how exactly the spermatophores are transferred from one penis to the other.

    Limax maximus

  • Briefly, the process is as follows: 2 slugs climb up a vertical surface, one leading the other; then they start circling each other; then they intertwine and suspend themselves by a thick strand of mucus; their penises evert and they too intertwine forming a bell-shaped structure at their lower end; the exchange of spermatophores presumably takes place within the bell; following this, the slugs abruptly separate and move away.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • I suspect this is when they actually exchange spermatophores cases of sperm.

    Limax maximus

  • The sexes are separate in all species, and copulation or the production of spermatophores are often the rule.

    Crustacea

  • I suspect this is when they actually exchange spermatophores cases of sperm.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • The everted organs apparently intertwine and exchange spermatophores.

    Slug yin yang

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