Insect Sex Part 2: Collembola (Springtails)
Insects are an incredibly diverse group of animals with an equally diverse set of strategies for making babies. This is part two of a short series of shows where we bring you the stories of some of these reproductive strategies. You’ll hear about death and violence, seductive dances, cross-dressing, bizarre gender roles, and more. Technically, springtails are not actually insects, but they are the next closest thing.
We won’t be talking about human sex or making any off-color jokes, but if you think that you or your kids would not want to hear scientific words about sexual organs and acts, then maybe you shouldn’t listen to this show.
aired: April 23, 2010
length: 10 minutes
produced by: Carina Baskett
interviewee: Dr. Jennifer Rudgers
theme music by: Joelle Zigman
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