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Why Captain Higgins is my favorite parasitic flatworm

Why Captain Higgins is my favorite parasitic flatworm

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mummy comics I blame you for the funny looks I get from the people at my office when they hear me laugh thank you for reading. I blame you for the funny looks I get from people in the cafe/bookstore when they hear me CACKLE. thank you for cackling. haha xD i love this one =3 good job ^^ How to Suck at Facebook All artwork and content on this site is Copyright © 2015 Matthew Inman. Please don't steal. TheOatmeal.com was lovingly built using CakePHP All artwork and content on this site is Copyright © 2015 Matthew Inman. Please don't steal. Mind altering microbes Part I: Suicidal crickets I went to a fantastic departmental seminar yesterday by Associate Professor Mark Thomas about how parasites are able to manipulate the behaviour of their unfortunate host, usually as a means of enhancing transmission or to enable the parasite to reach the next phase of its life cycle. I wanted to share some of the fantastic examples Mark talked about, starting with suicidal crickets. A few years ago, Frédéric Thomas and colleagues described (1) how crickets infected with hairworms (Nematomorpha) commit suicide by jumping into water. This is necessary behaviour on the part of the hairworm as the parasites spend their adult lives free-living in aquatic environments where they mate and produce eggs.

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