Inflectarius verus

Reproduction by Kevin Nebel

Since not much information regarding the reproduction of I. verus, the following information is on the general Polygyridae family. The Polygyridae family contains individuals whom are monoecious. Being monoecious means that this organism houses both mail and female sexes in one organism, unlike humans who are dioecious. Being monoecious means that the Polygyridaes are able to create their own sperm, create their own eggs, and also mate with other compatible Polygyridaes who are offering sperm or in need of it (Wilber, 1966). So being able to mate with others through the exchange of bundles of sperm, also known as spermatophores, the Polygyridaes are able to diversify and create new species, like I. verus, that are relatively new with very little research (Hickman, et al. 2009)

The eggs of Polygyriades are usually laid in moist areas that are secluded, and unbothered by the sun and radical changes in the environment. Most eggs are laid in late spring and generally hatch in 20-25 days. Full maturity is reached in around 2 years (Baker,1939).


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