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But none of the above should matter.
Unless you're hitting on me.

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This parasite has an innovative way of feeding itself – it replaces the tongue of certain fish species! It enters fish through the gills, and then attaches itself at the base of the fish’s tongue. It extracts blood through the claws on its front, causing the tongue to atrophy from lack of blood. The parasite then replaces the fish’s tongue by attaching its own body to the muscles of the tongue stub. The fish is able to use the parasite just like a normal tongue. Isn’t nature amazing!Tongue-eating louse (Cymothoa exigua) spotted by RachaelBhttp://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/17299278

This parasite has an innovative way of feeding itself – it replaces the tongue of certain fish species! It enters fish through the gills, and then attaches itself at the base of the fish’s tongue. It extracts blood through the claws on its front, causing the tongue to atrophy from lack of blood. The parasite then replaces the fish’s tongue by attaching its own body to the muscles of the tongue stub. The fish is able to use the parasite just like a normal tongue. Isn’t nature amazing!

Tongue-eating louse (Cymothoa exigua) spotted by RachaelB
http://www.projectnoah.org/
spottings/17299278


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    I usually hate these things, but look at their little faces! They look so happy and cute.
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    Must be so weird to have a gobful of love nest.
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