"What but design of darkness to appall? / If design govern in a thing so small."
parasites, zombie caterpillars, the horrible natural world we escape daily
"Unlike the spider’s normal web, mostly a tangle of threads, this one has a platform topped by a thick sheet that protects it from the rain."
I need to learn how to control a spider. Especially this morning.
@New Hoarder Never mind, answered my own question: IMPERIO!
“The infected individuals are out there, just eating and eating,” Dr. Hughes said. “They’re stuck in a loop.”
Something something Walking Dead.
This stuff is fascinating.
Also, I've just discovered that there are 235 pages on Wikipedia with "zombie" in the title. This is not going to be a very productive Friday.
@fondue with cheddar "Apocephalus borealis is a species of North American parasitoid phorid fly that parasitizes bumblebees, honey bees and paper wasps. These flies are colloquially known as zombie flies and the bees they infect are colloquially known as zombees."
@fondue with cheddar I call dibs on the Halloween costume for next year!
@New Hoarder I had a zombie-themed Halloween party several years ago, and my friend dressed as a zom-bee. She was totally adorable.
@fondue with cheddar Bees are totally adorable in general. What other insects are fuzzy AND give you food? They're my favorite. Bees masquerading as horror characters? Very witty. Sounds like it would be a Piers Anthony creature.
@New Hoarder Right? And you can pet them, too!
So I can blame all of my self-destructive behavior on as-yet undetected parasites controlling my brain. Right?
You must be logged-in to post a comment.
Login To Your Account