‘Cannibalism’ chronicles grisly science of eating your own

Zoologist ranges far and wide to explore topic with high ‘ick factor’

black widow spider

DINING HABITS  In a new book about cannibalism, a zoologist argues that female black widow spiders (Latrodectus mactans shown) don’t deserve their bad rap. They don’t eat their mates as frequently as once thought.

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