CSP – Parasites

00:00 – Introduction

02:38 – News

10:26 – Facts

16:30 – What is parasitism

33:00 – Parasitic strategies

37:50 – Parasite examples

47:30 – Mind control parasites

53:00 – Alien: Xenomorphs

1:06:00 – Ending and outro

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This week on The Conduct Science Podcast, join Mitch and Tom as they explore the weird, fascinating, but scary world of parasites! If you are at all squeamish then maybe this is not the episode for you, we are warning you now. Otherwise, the boys talk about some nasty parasite facts, seriously you may change your pillows after this, as well as what parasites are in the first place. Mitch explains the types of parasites that we find on and in us and animals and Tom goes through the six strategies that parasites employ. Bringing up some examples learn about the botfly and a type of barnacle that changes the sex of crabs. Lastly, the boys take a look at Xenomorphs from the Alien franchise, the most famous sci-fi parasite there is. Music: WhiteBatAudio.com

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