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Mother nature can appear cruel.
Tomato Caterpillar infested with wasp eggs.
When the wasps hatch they feed on the 'pillar.

bigpawbullets 9 Sep 23
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Definitely disgustingly fascinating but I am also creeped out!

Heidi68 Level 8 Sep 23, 2020
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Wow

bobwjr Level 9 Sep 23, 2020
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The insect parasites are common. Sort of a real life alien for insects. There are parasite species that can also effect humans on for evidence of that just look to the WH.

JackPedigo Level 9 Sep 23, 2020

Stop that!
This is the gardening section. 😆🍷

You said it, not me (this time)

@bigpawbullets Aren't humans in the garden too? One small farm we volunteer for actually planed certain plants to attract certain insects to go after the parasitic insects.

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Yep. Nature is not designed to have a heart. It is evolved. Any moral code has to be created and imposed, and that will never apply to all of nature.

For the record, I am all in favor of living by a sensible (aka humanist) moral code aimed at making the most of this life that nature has handed us.

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Wow, I've never seen anything like that!

very common here.... but then I live down stream of a nuclear research lab. 😆🍷

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So many parasitic relationships - how about Zombie mushrooms that turn ants into zombies?

Surfpirate Level 9 Sep 25, 2020

Anything "zombie" is always interesting. Might have to try some of those in some spaghetti sauce for my neighbors.

@bigpawbullets the mushrooms have medicinal qualities and they are quite expensive.

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