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Parasitic wasp mind control

  1. May 9, 2009 #1

    Evo

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    Hurkyl

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    Ack, the only remaining indigenous inhabitant of Ceti Alpha 5!
     
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  4. May 9, 2009 #3

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    :rofl:
     
  5. May 9, 2009 #4
    Wow.. they are so clever :frown:
    I never saw it before. It's amazing. I don't have a clue about how they developed that behavior/chemicals.
     
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    I have seen a lot of very disturbing things in my life. After viewing this, I believe I shall go hide in my closet for the remainder of my life. That was just ...just .....{gag}.
     
  8. May 9, 2009 #7

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    Isn't nature wonderful.
     
  9. May 9, 2009 #8
    Now I know what to get my brother for his birthday!
     
  10. May 9, 2009 #9
    My thought exactly.
     
  11. May 10, 2009 #10
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RH3KYBMpxOU


    A much nicer inter species relationship.


    I think this looks close to impossible. The instructions mother follows are too complicated and her behavior is similar to where she and her larvae are being attacked by other species.
     
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  12. May 10, 2009 #11

    Ivan Seeking

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    Fascinating but brutal, is more what comes to mind.
     
  13. May 10, 2009 #12

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    I had to shut if off after about 10 seconds. Logically, I'm curious and know better than to be weirded out, but that just made my skin crawl.

    edit: In line with Ivan's signature, though... if the wasps had been ingesting Sarah Palin, I would have continued watching and cheered them on.
     
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