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Canada 5, US 2 (Suprisingly on-topic)

Posted By: Martin Thoene <past1@sympatico.ca>
Date: Sunday, 24 February 2002, at 6:08 p.m.

Whilst THE game was going on, my Homaloptera zollingeri decided that things were obviously going so great (North of the border) that they should take this up-beat opportunity to spawn.

I actually caught them 'at it' for the first time.
Quite interesting behaviour. The female was sitting with her head resting on a piece of wood, with her tail buried in gravel at the bottom of a pit they had dug. The male danced backwards and forwards over her head, keeping contact with it via his chin. Every so often the female would shimmy her tail, scattering gravel, and the male would zip down to her side and I guess he was fertilizing at that po