“HOW ZOMBIE SPIDERS ARE ENSLAVED AS WASP NURSERY BUILDERS”

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http://www.popsci.com/zombie-spiders-are-enslaved-nursery-construction-workers-wasp-masters?dom=tw&src=SOC

Parasitic wasps are horrible things. They inject their quarry with chemicals that turn them into zombies, forcing the host animal to do their bidding. A new study has some insight into how a species of spider is forced to build a nursery for tiny wasp babies, ensuring their survival after the spider is killed.

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My name is Isabelle Whitehead. I was a member of the Bolton School group on the Operation Wallacea 2015 expedition to Peru.

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