Scientists who discovered the Ecuadorian Amazone discovered a new type of parasitic wound that killed their victims in zombies.
In what the researchers say is a major 'hardcore' Search forms, make these weapons first normally social spiders save their own colonies, before a cocoon for the larvae spends that it will eventually eat.
The gruesome attack is from most other known instances of wesp parasitism, which is unheeded that it does not seek a solitary spider type, as is usually the case.
In what the researchers say is a "hardcore" search form, these weapons first make normal spiders save their own colonies, before a cocoon for the larvae spins the end of it will eat
How to manipulate the behavior of spiders is previously assessed, but not at a level as complex as this, & # 39; said Philippe Fernandez-Fournier, leads the author of study and former master student at UBC's Department of Zoology.
Not only is this wisp on a kind of spin, but it does cause it to leave its colony, which does the same. "
The parasitic wap comes from the genus Zatypota and tries to spell Anelosimus eximius – a unique kind of spider known for living in large colonies and collaboration with others to catch divisions and to raise their boy.
In the study, the team found a few influences with a parasitic larva, and could be seen by expanding their colonies to remove built-in web pages.
It was very strange, for it just does not do so, so I started taking it, # 39; said the researcher.
After the launch of 'called' Back to the laboratory to explore, the researcher discovered the weapon inside.
These weapons are very elegant and elegant, & quot; Samantha Straus, co-author of study and PhD student in & # 39; the Department of OBC zoology.
But then they do the most brutal thing.
The gruesome attack is from most other known specimens of wesp parasitism, unusual that it does not seek a solitary spider type, as is usually the case
According to the researchers, the adult female is first to put an egg on a spider abdomen.
Ultimately, the larvae draws and adheres to the body of spin, consolidating it as it grows.
In a zombie state, the spider leaves its colony and switches a cocoon to the larva. Then wait to kill and consume.
The larva creates nine to eleven days later.
Where is a parasite?
Parasitids are insects with parasytic larvae that their host eat – usually another insect – from within.
They often use a sharp instrument known as an ovipositor to dump the egg under the skin or exoskeleton of unreliable hosts.
After a short period of time, the larvae and begin to understand their instrument, normally reach adultity when the host died.
Parasite types are usually types of bees, wipe and ant, although some types of flies also use malicious technique.
The biology of parasitides has inspired many science fiction authors and script writers to make parasitial aliens who join the human hosts, including the painted Xenomorph in the movie "Ridley Scott's 1979 & # 39; ; Alien & # 39 ;.
Parasites are insects with parasytic larvae that their host eat – usually a different set – from within. Preview is a parasitic way that you typed in spiders and then the host sits in the nail to pin it
This adjustment is so hardcore, & # 39; said Straus.
The wap takes up the behavior of the spin and the horse, and it does something that will never do, such as its nest and a completely different structure. That is very dangerous for these small spiders. & # 39;
The researchers have not yet elaborated how to make the weapons the spiders off their colonies, although they can use hormones that they can think they are in a different way of life may be.
We think the weapons provide such social spiders, providing it with a great, stable colony and oasis, & # 39; said Straus.
We also found that the larger the spinning colony, it was likely that this weapon is directed.