Parasites and Films

Just working on an article about how parasites control the behaviour of their hosts and just had to share this video of the creatures that burst out of their host – Alien style… Parasites have some pretty horrific adaptations that are great inspiration for tv/film.  Not sure how you’d translate this to the screen but there’s a sea dwelling parasite called Cymothoa exigua which eats the tongue of its fish host. But instead of leaving in search of more tasty tongues to devour the parasite continues to feed on the host and is used as replacement tongue!


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