This Seemingly Horrific Mating Strategy Appears to Benefit Both Male and Female Redback Spiders (image) University of Toronto Share Print E-Mail Caption New U of T Scarborough research on redback spiders finds their seemingly abhorrent mating strategy appears to benefit both males and females. Credit U of T Scarborough Usage Restrictions Photo credit given to U of T Scarborough. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.