Animal Parenting

Parenting Strategies of Egg-Laying Moms

January 8, 2020 0
In some species, egg-laying moms construct elaborate nests, burrows, or hiding spots for egg incubation. In other species, embryos are attached to the mother’s body in a specialized pouch or in a crevasse on her […]
Animal Reproduction

Species That Use The Sun In Their Mating Signals

January 1, 2020 0
The environment can do a lot of things to increase your chances of sexual success, when used wisely. These species use the sun to help improve the impact of their mating signals. Using the sun’s […]
Animal Reproduction

Clone Babies – Asexual Reproduction Through Parthenogenesis

December 18, 2019 0
Through an asexual reproduction process called parthenogenesis or thelytoky, several species of females can produce genetic clones of themselves. This process does not require a genetic contribution from a male (sperm). However, most parthenogenetic females […]
postpartum depression
Animal Parenting

What is Postpartum Depression?

November 27, 2019 0
Postpartum depression is a depression which extends past the point of days or even weeks after giving birth. The physiological changes associated with postpartum depression are very real. They reinforce each other in a cyclical […]
platypus mothers lay eggs and produce milk
Animal Parenting

Platypus Mothers – Mammal Moms Who Lay Eggs

November 20, 2019 0
The developmental pathways of the platypuses of Australia and New Guinea are a combination of reptilian, avian, and mammalian characteristics. Platypus mothers are physiologically specialized to produce both eggs and milk. They have a single […]
explosive breeding frogs
Animal Reproduction

Male Frogs, Explosive Breeding, and Necrophilia

November 13, 2019 0
Many frog species exhibit something called explosive breeding. This is essentially a short breeding season wherein there is intense male:male competition for mates. Often, many males will attempt to court the same female. The females […]