Undertoad Wednesday Sep 28 12:36 PM
9/28/2005: Tongue-eating parasite
BigV Wednesday Sep 28 01:20 PM
Works just like credit cards.
Elspode Wednesday Sep 28 01:28 PM
Reminds me of teenagers...
wolf Wednesday Sep 28 01:35 PM
So wait, did the host-fish eat at Taco Bell?
barefoot serpent Wednesday Sep 28 03:45 PM
Fish need the IRS too.
gerstle Wednesday Sep 28 05:07 PM
sometimes i think my tongue might be controlled by someone (something?) else, but let's not talk about that.
xoxoxoBruce Wednesday Sep 28 05:22 PM
capnhowdy Wednesday Sep 28 06:02 PM
If it would render one speechless I'd plant on in my girlfriend's mouth tonight. Maybe it could skim enough food to create a reduction in weight, also.
Happy Monkey Wednesday Sep 28 06:11 PM
Cyclefrance Wednesday Sep 28 06:59 PM
Wonder if these fish French kiss - if so, do the two parasites also get into some tonsil-tickling too? Maybe the tongue parasites have tongue parasites of their own in their mouths as well, who have parasites inside their's and so on and so on.....
xoxoxoBruce Wednesday Sep 28 08:11 PM
Uh....lay off that French wine for a bit.
richlevy Wednesday Sep 28 08:36 PM
Well, if that sucker ever tried that with me, I've got 10 bottles of hot sauce and 5 cans of chili waiting for him. After that, I'd dangle an antacid just out of reach and see if he jumps.
footfootfoot Wednesday Sep 28 10:03 PM
I love it.
Kittiew0k Wednesday Sep 28 11:37 PM
Awwww dude! I had a mouthful of spaghetti as I opened this page!
Sun_Sparkz Thursday Sep 29 12:04 AM
that poor fish looks like more than just its tounge has decayed.. the entire side of his face looks to be rotting away..
glatt Thursday Sep 29 08:44 AM
Anyone else wonder how this symbiotic relationship first started? How does the bug get into the mouth of this one fish? How does it reproduce? And the article doesn't come out an say how the two share food. Does the fish eat the food, and the bug "shares" it by continuing to suck the blood out of the tongue stump? Or does the bug go from being a blood sucker to being a food chewer? If it's a bug, like an insect, is this its adult form, or larval? Or is it a crustacean?
BigV Thursday Sep 29 11:23 AM
I imagine it started something like this:
Leus Thursday Sep 29 11:30 AM
xoxoxoBruce Thursday Sep 29 06:44 PM
glatt Friday Sep 30 08:37 AM
Cool! Thanks, Bruce.