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Mindsuckers: The Sting of Doom

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Mindsuckers: The Sting of Doom A jewel wasp uses her stinger as a syringe to drug a cockroach's brain with neurotransmitters. The docile roach becomes a living cradle for her egg—and then, when the egg hatches, the hungry... From: National Geo

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A jewel wasp uses her stinger as a syringe to drug a cockroach's brain with neurotransmitters. The docile roach becomes a living cradle for her egg—and then, when the egg hatches, the hungry larva's first meal. Meet more mindsuckers - 01:48 Read about parasites online in National Geographic magazine: http://goo.gl/dG6uRp SENIOR VIDEO PRODUCER AND EDITOR: Hans Weise ART AND ANIMATION: Matthew Twombly ADDITIONAL AUDIO RECORDING: Daniela Santamarina SOURCES: Libersat Lab, Ben-Gurion University NARRATOR: Sean O'Connor