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nature, body horror 

Some truly wild research (with video!) into Elysia marginata, a species of sea slug observed to decapitate itself and grow a new body, possibly to rid itself of parasites: nytimes.com/2021/03/08/science

nature, body horror 

@lrhodes Whenever I read about insect horrors my mind always tries to transpose it to humans and then it becomes real REAL horrible 😅

nature, body horror 

@rek This one would be especially gruesome. Like an old EC horror comic.

nature, body horror 

@lrhodes Also, endoparasitoid Cordyceps *shudders*.

nature, body horror 

@rek @lrhodes see also: pilidium larvae. Since learning about them my life has been one long, mild, drawn out shudder

nature, body horror 

@rek @lrhodes you say “horrible,” I say “new life goal,” honestly can’t wait

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