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Posts Tagged ‘Snails’

Cool Video: Parasitic Mind Control

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That’s right. Another video about parasites and snails. This time ants are also involved and the parasite in question is the liver fluke. In this video, ants consume snail slime that is full of liver fluke eggs. It burrows into the brain of the ants, and then is capable of controlling them. It won’t bother controlling the ants unless a certain predator shows up that is a suitable host, in which case the parasite begins its mind control and forces the ants to move to areas in which they’ll be consumed. This results in the parasite reaching the predator’s liver, where it lives the rest of its life. In the video below’s case, a cow is the victim.



Cool Video: Snail Zombies

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Like Zombies? Me too. Like Snails? Who doesn’t! Oh…Most people? Okay. Well, check out this fascinating video on “Snail Zombies”! It actually sounds way cooler than it is. Basically, it’s about a parasite that is spread from birds poop to snails and back again to birds. It causes the snail’s eye stocks to puff up and look like worms and the parasite even seemingly starts to control the snail by forcing it to move in areas that will make it visible to birds. Long live the snail zombies!



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