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Spooky month. Let's talk about spooky stuff.

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  • Spooky month. Let's talk about spooky stuff.

    Let us try not to get super traffic image wise or whatever, but I figure the ambience is right.

    For a start parasites. I forget the name but there is one that clasps to the tounge of fish and becomes the new tounge for the fish.
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    Are we going for things known to exist?

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      Originally posted by Teallaura View Post
      Are we going for things known to exist?
      You can if you want.
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          You know what I find spooky? Ants. Several thousands of species. They have a collective population in the trillions. They wage wars that leave millions dead. They harvest. They cultivate livestock. Some species can conduct electricity. Bullet ants rank among the most painful insect bites in the world.

          I find ants spooky.
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            You know what scares me? I mean, something truly terrifying? Prepare yourself...



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              Originally posted by Zymologist View Post
              You know what scares me? I mean, something truly terrifying? Prepare yourself...



              Boy bands
              That doesnt sound spooky as much as agitating.
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                Bacteriophages. They survive by injecting their DNA into bacteria destroying them as new bacteriophages break out. They could be used to revolutionize medicine and have proven effective in treating a great many diseases.

                Still think about it. You have bacteria that cause some of the worst ailments known to man and these things have spent their existence adapting and speciating to not only survive but hunt these bacteria.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by TheWall View Post
                  You know what I find spooky? Ants. Several thousands of species. They have a collective population in the trillions. They wage wars that leave millions dead. They harvest. They cultivate livestock. Some species can conduct electricity. Bullet ants rank among the most painful insect bites in the world.

                  I find ants spooky.
                  You would love this...
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                  • #10
                    Every time I want to listen to something specific on the radio my AC fan automatically comes on. Every. Time.

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                    • #11
                      ~ Russell ("MelMak")

                      "[Sing] and [make] melody in your heart to the Lord." -- Ephesians 5:19b

                      Fight_spam!

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                        Originally posted by Teallaura View Post
                        Every time I want to listen to something specific on the radio my AC fan automatically comes on. Every. Time.
                        Creepy.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by TheWall View Post
                          You know what I find spooky? Ants. Several thousands of species. They have a collective population in the trillions. They wage wars that leave millions dead. They harvest. They cultivate livestock. Some species can conduct electricity. Bullet ants rank among the most painful insect bites in the world.

                          I find ants spooky.
                          How about "zombie ants"? The fungus Ophiocordyceps unilateralis hijacks the infected ant's nervous system causing it to climb up a plant, sink their mandibles into a leaf or twig and wait to die while the fungi feasts on their bodies. Eventually, a fungal stalk shoots out of the ant's head and releases spores that rain down and infect more ants below.








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                            Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                            How about "zombie ants"? The fungus Ophiocordyceps unilateralis hijacks the infected ant's nervous system causing it to climb up a plant, sink their mandibles into a leaf or twig and wait to die while the fungi feasts on their bodies. Eventually, a fungal stalk shoots out of the ant's head and releases spores that rain down and infect more ants below.


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                            Pleasant dreams
                            Better first pix:

                            I'm always still in trouble again

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                              Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                              Better first pix:
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                              It enbiggens!
                              I do know of this. It is pretty spooky.

                              I know of a similiar parasite that makes zombie crabs.
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