Join the Unexplained Mysteries community today! It's free and setting up an account only takes a moment.
- Sign In or Create Account -
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Still Waters

Beetles: Older males 'make better dads'

1 post in this topic

Mature males make "better" fathers in burying beetles, a study suggests.

Researchers found older males work harder at parental care and mating compared with younger males.

Older males also maintained their parenting efforts when they were uncertain of their paternity, whereas younger males decreased their activity.

The research provides new evidence for the theory that older male animals, having less chance of reproducing again, invest more in parental care.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/22950923

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.