Wednesday, September 19, 2007

1. looooooooooooooooooooooooongcat

2. Now where would you be without me to provide you with gross, creepy, awesome interesting fish/isopode related facts like this? I have never heard of such a relationship in the animal kingdom before. Awesome! I'm scared of my tongue now. Stolen from Jason.

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  1. ...

    There are no words.

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  2. I know. Awful, isn't it? The post where I found this also had a picture linked of someone holding the fish's mouth open, and the fucking isopode just sitting there, looking out. It was eeeraaaaghle. I opted not to share it.

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  3. This is simultaneously awesome and horrifying! :D

    I must admit I kinda want to see the picture though. lol

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  4. http://uarrr.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/parasit.jpg


    don't blame me if you choose to look at it.

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  5. Dude I totally saw that on Jason's journal too and I was like WTF. I'd no idea isopods had such a crazy 'symbiotic' thing going. If you could call that symbiosis, ick.

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  6. Yeah, I've actually been trying to figure out how the isopode 'becomes the tongue'. I'm guessing it pretty much latches on to the stump left by the tongue, and so gets waved around and used by that.

    I also think it's kind of an ick lifestyle, being someone else's tongue.

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  7. Ahhhh, excellent!
    So horrifyingly great.
    The whole concept isn't as good without the picture!

    I have to agree that living out your life as someone's tongue doesn't sound like the greatest though...

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