I was thinking about what to write… anything at all, preferably a graphic design associated topic. Something orientated towards imagery and type was what first crossed my mind, but the more and more I delved into my pool of ideas the less inclined to concentrate on anything specific and absolute I became.
I turned to a friend for advise who mentioned I write about mating wood lice, which for obvious reasons I amusingly rejected.
I was in limbo for a while, subconsciously refusing and scrutinizing ideas, formulating half an idea whilst pondering the fruits of another simultaneously.
I was getting nowhere…
The mating of Wood lice.
- Mating always occurs at night, making the ordeal very hard to see.
- The male wood lice climbs onto a receptive female, licks her head and drums on her back with his legs for about five minutes.
- He then shifts to a diagonal position on her back and passes sperm to her left side genital opening from his left hand sty-let, he then repeats this maneuver on the other side passing sperm form his right hand sty-let.
- Sperm transfer usually takes about five minutes for each side and some species all mate at the same and can have a brood of over 250 young.
(Image from flicker.)
written by Mr Gordon Ramel http://www.earthlife.net (the care of woodlice)