Unformatted text preview: they mate with. Sometimes it is the other way around, but most often, it is the female that must be impressed in order to think about mating with a male. Females are this selective because they only have a certain number of eggs per mating season whereas the male has nearly unlimited sperm. The bright colors and larger physical structures do increase the risk of predation, but it is balance out by the increase likelihood of mating successfully. Hopefully the male with the bright colors will be able to mate before being preyed upon, therefore passing on his genes to another generation. Are there parallels between the human mating process and the wild mating process? Absolutely! The male humans will do their best to impress the ladies. Maybe not by wearing the brightest colors, but they will definitely put their best foot forward in order to impress the opposite sex....
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This note was uploaded on 10/31/2010 for the course BIO 1320 taught by Professor Scott during the Spring '10 term at Western New Mexico.
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