After the apocalypse – Can we survive the…

News reports from the past years keep warnign us about the rise of the antibiotic resistant bugs and the potential for a human apocalypse they bring on their microscopic methaphorical shoulders. Their artillery is not…

A matter of love or death (Amazing parasites,…

I've written before about crazy inventive parasites which would go to impressive lengths to grab a snack from their favourite host. Today though, I'm writing about a true parasitic love story. Many great poets and…

The adventures of a toy-microscopist (Part 2)

Microscoper? Microscopedist? Microscopist? Microscopist – a scientist who specializes in research with the use of microscopes. Definition Well strictly speaking, I shouldn’t be calling myself a microscopist, as I’m not a specialist in the field,…

The body snatching barnacle (Amazing parasites, part 4)

In previous posts we’ve seen beautiful wasps, morbid butterflies and gorgeous caterpillars. In this one we are visiting a crustacean – a type of shellfish organism, not too different from shrimps, crabs and lobsters. Except that this one is…