Parasites which alter host behavior

The Hitchcocks hitchcws at phoenix.net
Sun Apr 6 01:18:24 EST 1997


Mark Armitage wrote:
> 
> Dear All,
> Does anyone have any references on parasites which alter intermediate
> host behavior in order to increase chances of predation upon the
> host?

This is not very detailed, but I did hear that there was some type of
parasite that would enter a pill bug (rolly polly), cause it to lose its
adversion to light, and thusly increase the chances of it being comsumed
by a bird.

hope this helped a little,
teresa



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