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Date: 05/15/09 12:21 PM

71 Responses to Wasp Larvae Invading Caterpillar

  1. Profile photo of Ktipr
    Ktipr Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2009 at 2:10 am
    Link: Wasp Larvae Invading Caterpillar - This is what is looks like when parasitic wasp larvae hatch from a live caterpillar
  2. Profile photo of lukas1051
    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2009 at 12:42 pm
    I`ve seen this before when it was on TV. It`s as disturbing now and it was when. Wow, nature can be some real freaky poo at times
  3. Profile photo of hyeonkim0805
    hyeonkim0805 Male 18-29
    667 posts
    May 15, 2009 at 12:47 pm
    Wow that sucks
  4. Profile photo of DarthJay
    DarthJay Male 30-39
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    May 15, 2009 at 12:49 pm
    nom, nom, nom....
  5. Profile photo of Norts
    Norts Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2009 at 12:50 pm
    Are those shots from inside real?
  6. Profile photo of The_Maddog
    The_Maddog Male 30-39
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    May 15, 2009 at 12:50 pm
    Damn nature! You scary!
  7. Profile photo of meowmeowmeow
    meowmeowmeow Male 13-17
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    May 15, 2009 at 12:53 pm
    poor catipilaer, drat YOU WASP poo, I`LL GO dratING MIND CONTROL YOU AFTER I TORTURE YOU AND THEN KILL YOU LIKE A PIECE OF poo
  8. Profile photo of cmheiple
    cmheiple Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2009 at 12:56 pm
    *Pushes food away* I should have known better than to eat while watching this.
  9. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
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    May 15, 2009 at 12:59 pm
    WHAT? I wasn`t that interested until the part where the caterpillar recovers from the hatching and - - whatever, that`s weird. :(
  10. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    May 15, 2009 at 1:06 pm
    Thank you nature, for destroying my appetite. I was just about to step out for lunch. Pardon me while I vomit.
  11. Profile photo of tenty
    tenty Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2009 at 1:08 pm
    What?! How come my only cool ability is having thumbs? I want mind control or wings god-damnit >=(
  12. Profile photo of Aj_ratboy
    Aj_ratboy Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2009 at 1:15 pm
    i hate to get all technical, but its a parasitoid, not a parasite.

    wow.. i`m actually using what i learn at university.. there`s a novel idea!

  13. Profile photo of Slade8
    Slade8 Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2009 at 1:16 pm
    That`s some pretty awesome music.
    Also, 2:52 was the worst part in my opinion.
  14. Profile photo of Shaboobalah
    Shaboobalah Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2009 at 1:19 pm
    How bizarre. I`m reminded for the second time in as many days of the giant centipede eating the mouse video.
  15. Profile photo of MrGuy
    MrGuy Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2009 at 1:26 pm
    ew...
  16. Profile photo of Eldricht
    Eldricht Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2009 at 1:43 pm
    When it showed the larvae mouth, i cringed.
  17. Profile photo of hated0love
    hated0love Female 18-29
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    May 15, 2009 at 2:11 pm
    o wow it was sick looking but eh it was kind of cool to no
  18. Profile photo of johnnyab
    johnnyab Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2009 at 2:12 pm
    how the f*ck does a system like that evolve into being? crazy...
  19. Profile photo of Willowpuff
    Willowpuff Female 18-29
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    May 15, 2009 at 2:19 pm
    Oh my GOD that poor little caterpiller!
  20. Profile photo of TopperHey
    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2009 at 2:27 pm
    life is epic
  21. Profile photo of jimenfel001
    jimenfel001 Female 13-17
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    May 15, 2009 at 2:31 pm
    i saw this on national geographic the other day (oh duh it has the national geographic symbol in the corner)it was about animals in the womb :P
  22. Profile photo of dragosal
    dragosal Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2009 at 2:49 pm
    that is so friggin awesome! just think if something developed to do this to people. i know there are alot of bugs that will lay their eggs in ya but i mean to this extent. controlling the actions and mind of a person. ahh we can hope. and the moment i submit this post sci-fi channel will release a movie about what i just said. haha
  23. Profile photo of thebandit
    thebandit Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2009 at 3:25 pm
    you little twerps may have effectively killed me, but ill be damned if anything kills you.
    i guess you could technically call this maternal instinct.
  24. Profile photo of Thetas
    Thetas Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2009 at 3:37 pm
    Looked like macaroni and cheese.
  25. Profile photo of noni-anna
    noni-anna Female 13-17
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    May 15, 2009 at 4:53 pm
    that id awesome
  26. Profile photo of AtomicSkier9
    AtomicSkier9 Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2009 at 4:56 pm
    The real question is how they got the little camera inside the caterpillar....
  27. Profile photo of bonzoello
    bonzoello Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2009 at 5:03 pm
    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  28. Profile photo of yellowsquare
    yellowsquare Female 18-29
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    May 15, 2009 at 5:35 pm
    Bad. Ass.

  29. Profile photo of Treli1337
    Treli1337 Male 13-17
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    May 15, 2009 at 5:43 pm
    atomicskier i was thinking the same thing...
  30. Profile photo of Quik2TheStab
    Quik2TheStab Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2009 at 5:51 pm
    this video makes me itchy
  31. Profile photo of maceizballin
    maceizballin Male 13-17
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    May 15, 2009 at 6:55 pm
    was that cgi? the camera inside the worm...
  32. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2009 at 7:05 pm
    Nasty, but how do they get those inside shots? Unless it`s all CGI...
  33. Profile photo of Ace-G
    Ace-G Male 13-17
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    May 15, 2009 at 8:34 pm
    Ok, I could do it until they started showing them actually coming out. It made me feel uneasy.
  34. Profile photo of videogamer
    videogamer Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2009 at 8:38 pm
    As big as grains of rice, huh? Well that doesn`t seem so

    *Big yellow grubs burst out of caterpillar*

    OHHOLYF*CKINGSH*TWHATTHEF*CKAAAAAAHHHHHEEEEEEEWWWWW

  35. Profile photo of KMRocky
    KMRocky Female 18-29
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    May 15, 2009 at 9:08 pm
    This is the creepiest saddest thing I have ever seen in nature. Watching this I`m mesmerized and horrified at the same time. Ewww
  36. Profile photo of mattriesel
    mattriesel Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2009 at 9:19 pm
    My roommate had that I think
  37. Profile photo of krabkat
    krabkat Female 18-29
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    May 15, 2009 at 9:40 pm
    Grubby little suckers! That was ewww and ahhh, all at the same time!
  38. Profile photo of rainmaker3
    rainmaker3 Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2009 at 11:37 pm
    How do you put a camera in a caterpillar?
  39. Profile photo of dljudo92
    dljudo92 Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2009 at 11:52 pm
    That was jaw-droppingly awesome. Is it weird that i actually felt bad for the caterpillar?
  40. Profile photo of Spyderweb
    Spyderweb Female 13-17
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    May 16, 2009 at 12:01 am
    Is it just me, or do they kinda look like macaroni and cheese..?
  41. Profile photo of belunan
    belunan Male 30-39
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    May 16, 2009 at 12:02 am
    The spice must flow
  42. Profile photo of Zerro
    Zerro Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2009 at 12:39 am
    Yeah I felt really bad for the caterpillar.
  43. Profile photo of Henf
    Henf Male 30-39
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    May 16, 2009 at 1:05 am
    I`m so itchy now.
  44. Profile photo of jimbobsthebe
    jimbobsthebe Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2009 at 3:35 am
    Wow. That was absolutely amazing. Life is too ridiculously incredible.
  45. Profile photo of 5577
    5577 Male 13-17
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    May 16, 2009 at 4:04 am
    Let`s face it, nature is a bitch.
  46. Profile photo of krembill
    krembill Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2009 at 4:36 am
    omg thats like some scary sci-fi crap except that it isnt!
  47. Profile photo of miauw
    miauw Female 18-29
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    May 16, 2009 at 4:55 am
    nope, not just you, spyderweb! Poor caterpillar!
  48. Profile photo of xxlittleme
    xxlittleme Female 18-29
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    May 16, 2009 at 6:59 am
    "Wow. That was absolutely amazing. Life is too ridiculously incredible."

    I really, honestly have to agree. I mean, Nature is kind of sick and violent, but in a completely amazing way.

  49. Profile photo of kronosbr
    kronosbr Male 18-29
    274 posts
    May 16, 2009 at 7:12 am
    dude thats awesome
    a virus that controls the caterpillar brain
    thats a lot of WTF in one vid
  50. Profile photo of TheSharpest
    TheSharpest Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2009 at 8:25 am
    I wonder how they filmed the inside the caterpillar parts of the video.
  51. Profile photo of deathxtra
    deathxtra Male 13-17
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    May 16, 2009 at 8:34 am
    "I wonder how they filmed the inside the caterpillar parts of the video."


    i think it was some xray or sound thing

    or they could`ve just faked it

  52. Profile photo of Asspenny
    Asspenny Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2009 at 11:21 am
    whoa thats frickin cool as hell
  53. Profile photo of Silverfalcon
    Silverfalcon Male 13-17
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    May 16, 2009 at 11:21 am
    Nature sure is scary. Mind controlling parasites... sounds like science fiction!
  54. Profile photo of viczko
    viczko Male 13-17
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    May 16, 2009 at 11:26 am
    i love nature. so twisted. so awesome
  55. Profile photo of gatorade777
    gatorade777 Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2009 at 11:45 am
    Can`t believe catepillar doesn`t die from being busted open like that. Good thing I waited until morning to watch this, I would`ve had nightmares.
  56. Profile photo of Rizel
    Rizel Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2009 at 3:22 pm
    @deathxtra...or they could have snaked a very small camera into the caterpillar. I mean hell, it didnt die after a dozen or so wholes were bored out of it.
  57. Profile photo of jennifer6716
    jennifer6716 Female 13-17
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    May 16, 2009 at 4:37 pm
    ugh. So cool...and yet so very,very gross.
  58. Profile photo of dairy
    dairy Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2009 at 5:06 pm
    OGODOGODOGODOGODOGODOGOD that was one of the most revolting things i have ever seen. mainly because there were all those individual and slowmo closeups of the wasps inside the caterpillar, then it cut straight to a disgusting writhing mss of bugs. stomach turning.
  59. Profile photo of midnight20
    midnight20 Male 13-17
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    May 16, 2009 at 5:45 pm
    i lov nature to its cool
  60. Profile photo of peloos12
    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2009 at 10:34 pm
    OH, DEAR GOD, NNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  61. Profile photo of FireEmerald
    FireEmerald Male 13-17
    174 posts
    May 16, 2009 at 11:05 pm
    `or they could have snaked a very small camera into the caterpillar. I mean hell, it didnt die after a dozen or so wholes were bored out of it.`

    I`m thinking the shots within the caterpillar may have been a separate one under the microscope and lab breed. Just a thought.

  62. Profile photo of iluvpink13
    iluvpink13 Female 18-29
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    May 17, 2009 at 4:28 am
    man this is weird.
    maybe the caterpiller puts a cocoon around the wasp larvae to keep them away from other caterpillers
  63. Profile photo of Binary101
    Binary101 Male 13-17
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    May 17, 2009 at 8:25 am
    icky
  64. Profile photo of malikymoo
    malikymoo Female 18-29
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    May 17, 2009 at 9:33 am
    i watched this on tv only the other day and its on here already haha
  65. Profile photo of belunan
    belunan Male 30-39
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    May 17, 2009 at 11:08 pm
    I liked it when all the larvae started to break the skin at once. It reminded me of the Play Doh Barber Shop commercial.
  66. Profile photo of mypreciousss
    mypreciousss Female 18-29
    134 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 1:40 pm
    wow i saved one of the caterpilliars one time. i noticed that the eggs had been laid on it, so i picked them off, but it didn`t hurt him, i could tell.
  67. Profile photo of AlfishKK
    AlfishKK Female 18-29
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    May 22, 2009 at 12:34 am
    Fascinating! I wonder how that sort of "mind control" evolved? Wasp larvae are truly nasty, opportunistic things.
  68. Profile photo of Rauron
    Rauron Male 13-17
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    June 9, 2009 at 6:40 pm
    Nice breakcore near the end there oO
    Also, EEEEEEEEEEEEEEW! <:c
  69. Profile photo of hooray4hazel
    hooray4hazel Female 13-17
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    June 26, 2009 at 5:49 pm
    cgi. Kind of obvious.
  70. Profile photo of hooray4hazel
    hooray4hazel Female 13-17
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    June 26, 2009 at 5:50 pm
    I mean if they could stick a camera in there (probably could) it wouldn`t be able to capture it in THAT much detail

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