Anyone interested in the extraordinary sex life of antechinuses?

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Subject: Anyone interested in the extraordinary sex life of antechinuses?
From: "Richard Nowotny" <>
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2013 01:39:10 +1100
I found this interesting item about the reproductive strategy of
antechinuses on my daily news digest "The Shortlist Daily" - it is from
National Geographic. Birdwatchers are quite likely to come across
antechinuses in the field and may be interested in this piece (Ctrl+Click on
the red text below).



Port Melbourne, Victoria

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so-much-sex-that-it-disintegrates/> Why a little mammal has so much sex that
it disintegrates "He mates with as many females as he can, in violent,
frenetic encounters that can each last up to 14 hours. He does little else.
A month ago, he irreversibly stopped making sperm, so he's got all that he
will ever have. This burst of speed-mating is his one chance to pass his
genes on to the next generation, and he will die trying. He exhausts himself
so thoroughly that his body starts to fall apart."

- National Geographic



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