Male field crickets with multiple mates might not have as many offspring as male crickets that have fewer mates. University of Exeter researchers found that male field crickets that have multiple mates tended to mate with female field crickets that also had multiple mates. As a result, the promiscuous male field crickets had a decreased chance of becoming fathers.

 

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Male Crickets Have Less Reproductive Success With Multiple Mates, Researchers Say

If you were a male field cricket, having multiple sexual partners would actually reduce your reproductive success. In a recent study from the University of Exeter, researchers found promiscuous crickets faced increased sperm competition with other …

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