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These Hairworms Eat a Cricket Alive and Control Its Mind

Season 5 Episode 16 | 4m 8s

A baby hairworm hitches a ride inside a cricket, feasting on its fat until the coiled-up parasite is ready to burst out. Then it hijacks the cricket's mind and compels it to head to water for a gruesome little swim.

Aired: 02/14/19

Rating: NR

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