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Mate or die trying! – Seven Worlds, One Planet | BBC Earth
December 19, 2019
This is something new, something fast and a little trickier. But what is it? Is it food? It’s a male Jotus looking for a mate. He needs to catch her attention. But female Jotus only mate once. If she’s mated before, she might kill him. He will need to seduce her with care. Waving his arms makes his intentions clear. He’s a friend, not food! No sign of an attack yet. But she doesn’t seem particularly impressed. Time to try his best move: the double paddle. That surely will do the trick. One final wave… and he’s tamed her. She stays still for just long enough. And then he retreats quickly, before she has second thoughts.