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A Parasitic Wasp that Injects Its Venom Into a Cockroach’s Brain in Order to Control It

Jewel Wasp

Today I found out that the Jewel Wasp, also known as the “Emerald Cockroach Wasp”, is a parasitic wasp that injects various mind controlling toxins into a cockroach’s brain then leads the roach back to its burrow where its hatched larva ultimately slowly eat the still living cockroach’s body from the inside out.  So basically, a lot like my brother’s […]

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A Red-Bellied Woopecker’s Tongue is Almost Three Times the Length of Its Beak and Wraps Around Its Skull When Retracted

Red_belllied Woodpecker

Today I found out that the tongue on a Red-Bellied woodpecker, along with some other species of woodpecker, is so long that it can extend at least three times the bill length and, when retracted, wraps around its skull. According to a study conducted by the Dalian University of Technology in China,  Grey-Faced woodpeckers have a tongue that measures around […]

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