Ken Catania on weird brains: zombie cockroaches, electric eels and star-nosed moles
Watch Prof. Catania himself talk about the sensory feats of star-nosed moles and the hunting skills of tentacled water snakes:
Learn with Prof. Catania how electric eels use their muscles as a taser to hunt other fish:
Watch Prof. Catania let an electric eel shock his arm in the name of science:
Prof. Catania’s latest interest is how jewel wasps turn cockroaches into zombies that can be walked on a leash – or rather, pulled by their antenna, then dragged to a burial ground where the wasp turns the coackroach into, ahn, food for its babies.
WARNING: videos below contain graphic images of Real Nature.
BUT: cockroaches do fight back – and with a karate kick, no less!