Another good reason to never leave the apartment.
WARNING: Horrors beyond your wildest imagination that will haunt your dreams after the jump. Seriously.
25 Littlegrey Comments:
Id stay the hell away from those things.
the new movie ''the ruins'' is about this happening to humans but by weird plants if you watched it and then watched this it will torment you... its got me scared to leave my house
theres nothing more dangerous in this world than grasshopper hijackers. i kinda wanted to go yell at those people for not killing the filthy things.
Made me think of the cg design of the alien suit thing in spiderman3. I'm not sure whether I'd rather go omg that was awesome, or oh, god, yuck.
so much for eating spaghetti ever again for the rest of my life.
Nika seems to have a descent working knowledge :-)
that was GROSS!!! ewewwwwww...
Gordian worm exiting a frog --> http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2513389321258850998
Silver lining of this story is that frogs, unlike crickets and hoppers, survive. ;)
and my list of "things that creep me right the f*** out" continue to grow.... if u don't mind...i'm gonna go and break down and become a nervous reck.... O.O
I barfed after 30 secs
that's so gross. imagine That coming outa your butt after a long weekend in Mexico.
like an octupus coming out of an ant, that was cool
Handy wiki article on the subject if anybody wants to know a little bit more; at the bottom there are links to different videos of the same phenomena.
Make way everyone. We got an expert on parasitic worms in the house.
They were huge! But i guess its the same as a tapeworm to people.
Yes, except your mental health.
well,it doesnt really freak me out....
but after the video, i saw a grasshopper in my apt...
that was scary.
i went and grabed my lighter and set in on fire though, so its all good
Well it's not "brainwashing" in the exact meaning of the word: what happens is that worm absorbs surrounding tissue while growing + most of the nutrients that insect ingests.. As a consequence grasshopper (or any other host) feels constant thirst and visits a water source very often, and parasites come out when they're ready.
I don't buy the theory that the parasite 'brainwashes' them. If I discovered I had those things inside of me, I'd be running straight towards the closest thing that would kill me.
@Bob- there's a subtle difference between a parasite and a sadist: parasite doesn't have a choice.
@Chewbaka- worms grow slowly and when they're about to reach the adulthood they detect the changes in osmotic pressure that indicate they're near the water. When they're fully grown they barely fit, but insects internal organs are not as complex so they're pressed on the side and still functional. I bet hopper doesn't feel that peachy though.. ;)
It's pretty fascinating. I wonder how there is room for the grasshopper's heart and other things with all those worms inside of it. Seems to me like it would already be dead when it jumps into the water, so it wouldn't be suicide.
wow nika you must be really into freaky parasite worm things o.O
they should've dumped a box of matches on the worms, then lit them all on fire. BURN parasites BURN.
parasites sicken me. And the best way to kill an insect completely is to burn it. Try infecting a live fire, worm.
that one worm was all \"please mr grasshopper, wake up...we\'re not in the water yet...mr grasshopper? we need you to jump in the water\" the other two just seems to be trying to smack the cmaera guy. also...how did they even fit in that grasshopper? that was a lot of worm coming out of it.
It's a Gordian worm (Gordius Robustus),and for some reason they like to parasite in a type of cricket called a 'Mormon cricket'. ;)
Parasites are amazing. O.O
Creepy. I stopped watching after ~20 seconds.
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