Beautiful wasp zombifies cockroach

In the African savannah lives a very interesting creature. This is Ampulex compressa, the Jeweled Cockroach wasp. She is on the hunt for something. And this is it. A cockroach. She approaches it carefully as the roach is far bigger than she is. Once she is close enough she strikes! Continue Reading

Porcupines Give You 30,000 Reasons to Back Off | Deep Look

You can now support Deep Look on Patreon. Details after the show. Razor Sharp. Designed to impale. And next to impossible to remove. The fearsome creature that wields these weapons? Aw, look at that face. A North American Porcupine may be slow, but she doesn’t have much to worry about Continue Reading

These Hairworms Eat a Cricket Alive and Control Its Mind | Deep Look

The day starts normally enough. You give your pet some food and water. But later … … in your pet’s water dish, you find this. A hairworm. It didn’t get here on its own. It came out of a little cricket. Don’t believe me? OK. These hairworms are gnarly parasites. Continue Reading