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Scientists reveal how females store sperm for decades

January 26, 2012

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January 26, 2012 By Tamera Jones Sperm in search of the ovum They found that females do this by lowering the metabolic rate of sperm, so it can survive in their bodies almost indefinitely. In one extreme example, biologists have shown that queen ants fertilise their eggs with sperm they’ve stored for up to 30 […]