The Ichneumon Wasp

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+54 1. cranky commented 12 years ago

Sir David, it's been told so many times but when I think of nature documentaries I hear your voice!
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+17 2. rUmmeh commented 12 years ago

1: How do they get this footage? It's almost like they set this all up like a movie haha.

2: Anyone know why the ants are caring for the caterpillars rather than eating them?
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-5 4. mr-rex commented 12 years ago

The greatest God knowing how to take care of itself
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+19 5. theShamus commented 12 years ago

#2 It's like he says at the end. Ants cannot tell what is their eggs and what is other eggs. they treat them all as theirs. So the butterfly eggs get a safe place to grow, and the wasps get a safe place to grow too!
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+9 6. USAnumber1 commented 12 years ago

# 3 I would not have guessed it was sound that fools the ants , I would have thought it was a scent instead. Thanks for the link.
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+5 7. heka1980 commented 12 years ago

this is some bad motherf....r !!!
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+5 8. Denaro commented 12 years ago

And yet no matter how much I learn, nature never ceases to amaze me.... It's incredible.
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+4 9. i_love_pepper commented 12 years ago

How the hell do they get the camera inside?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!!
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+4 10. PaterSin commented 12 years ago

the ants must be thinking WTF is going on here there are no ants hatching here god damn it! >:)
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+2 11. neenah commented 12 years ago

i was raising a tasty fork of pasta to my mouth, and in that exact moment this ich...whatever had to inject its eggs (oh, shit) into that slimy caterpillar (hhhhoooly shit). DON'T tell me about WONDERFUL MOTHER NATURE! god, that's disgusting.
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-19 12. FatHorse commented 12 years ago

It's all fake! It's just a time-lapsed colored chewing-gum animation that this gay old dude put together... 8-)
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+5 13. heup commented 12 years ago


Oh look who tried to make a funny.

Try harder.
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-6 14. FatHorse commented 12 years ago

Sorry but I can't, I'm already hard...
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-5 15. andrer999 commented 12 years ago


sorry, I really miss this...
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+2 16. OneShot commented 12 years ago

Ultimate Sabotage.
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-3 17. EagleEyes commented 12 years ago

And people don't believe in god, and all this happened by coincidence!!
Just breathtakingly amazing!! :O
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-1 18. antifolklore commented 12 years ago

#17 you seem to know nothing about evolution. Only the bias things your preachers might have told you. God is dead and the sooner you realise that the sooner you can get on with your one and only life.

This sure is one of the most awesome parasites. I wish there were more insect videos on snotr
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+1 19. sartre commented 10 years ago

To think that all this is happening around us, and it's only very recently that we learned about it. I'd guess that we are merely scratching the surface of insect behaviour and that there are many more stunning discoveries to be made. There's a whole language of chemical signals to be decoded for a start.
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-6 20. VerityBlack commented 10 years ago

#17. Not amazing really.
In fact, just quite boring.