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These Hairworms Eat a Cricket Alive and Control Its Mind | Deep Look

These Hairworms Eat a Cricket Alive and Control Its Mind | Deep Look

The day starts normally enough. You give your pet some food and water. But later … … in your pet’s water dish, you find this. A hairworm. It didn’t get here on its own. It came out of a little cricket. Don’t believe me? OK. These hairworms are gnarly parasites. They actually control a cricket’s …

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Praying Mantis Love is Waaay Weirder Than You Think | Deep Look

This episode of Deep Look is brought to you by Curiosity Stream. This mantis is at the top of her game. All summer, she’s been bulking up on grasshoppers and flies. They’re called bordered mantises. Ambush hunters, cloaked by camouflage – some green and some brown. And check out those forelimbs… they’re lined with sharp …

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How Do Pelicans Survive Their Death-Defying Dives? | Deep Look

How Do Pelicans Survive Their Death-Defying Dives? | Deep Look

High over the water off the California coast, riding the air on eight feet of wings, a brown pelican spots its target below. They have a pretty effective way to catch that fish. First they take aim…bank left… Then dive downward at 40 miles an hour. Bulls-eye! But one mistake, and they could wind up …

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Daddy Longlegs Risk Life … and Especially Limb … to Survive | Deep Look

Daddy Longlegs Risk Life … and Especially Limb … to Survive | Deep Look

The forest floor is a rough-and-tumble kind of place. It’s best to stay above it all. This daddy longlegs does just that…on eight flexible stilts. The end of each leg is multi-jointed. It works like a rope. And see the tip?…There’s a hook there. With every step, he’s grappling his way over the obstacles in …