Here's a great article provided by C. Nolan, that might just directly relate to a future project of Pope Siglericus XXX. Fascinating stuff!

Parasite turns host into bodyguard

Headbangin' caterpillarA new study de­scribes yet an­oth­er strange case of ap­par­ently par­a­site-induced be­hav­ioral changes: a crea­ture that turns its host in­to its own, su­i­cid­ally de­vot­ed bod­y­guard.

Af­ter the par­a­sit­ic wasp Glypta­pan­te­les com­pletes an early life stage as an un­in­vit­ed guest in the body of a cat­er­pil­lar, the cat­er­pil­lar ex­hibits stun­ning changes, ac­cord­ing to re­search­ers. It stops eat­ing and stays close by the wasps, which by then are co­coons. It wraps them in a pro­tec­tive web of silk and de­fends them against ap­proach­ing preda­tors with vi­o­lent, re­lent­less head-swings.

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would that be

a sequel to your best selling novel infected????? 

[1st Dutch junkie] All that matters is getting my fix.

 

[1st Dutch junkie] All that matters is getting my fix.

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PLoS One...

...is become a very well respected journal although not one of my favorites.  Many strange things happen in nature that's why I like Sigler's work.  He takes real situations and makes stories out of them. 

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creepy

what's wrong with a bit of senseless violence?

what's wrong with a bit of senseless violence to a lemming?

they're only going to walk off a cliff.

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Reminds me of...

Article I read on the Cymothoa Exigua, strange little parasitic creature that

replaces the tongue on the fish.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cymothoa_exigua

Creepy lookin' thing too. 

 

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Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."

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"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.

Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."

Groucho Marx

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thats very creepy

G-Man

Yeah, mind-bottling. You know, when things are so crazy it gets your thoughts all trapped, like in a bottle? - Chazz Micheal Micheals

G-Man

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dude. for real thats fucked

dude. for real thats fucked up. Has anyone seen that guy in south america whos turning into a tree? 

 

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this is actually very scary

 

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I agree

VERY SCARY....
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