Eaten Alive/ Monsters Inside Me: Parasites

This clip from Animal Planet has a couple of good examples of parasites in action*:

Animal Planet have some clips of their site: Monsters Inside Me (YouTube channel here)

And this one from the BBC’s Planet Earth shows the Cordyceps parasite take over an ant:

This clips from NewScientist shows the jewel wasp turning a cockroach into its slave/zombie/mobile dining centre – scary!

*Sadly, the best clips have been removed from GoogleVideo. You can buy the 3-part series from Discovery, for the bargain price of $449.85. I still don’t understand why some producers have to charge such a ridiculous fee for their programmes – surely that restricts their use in education? Hats off to all the documentary makers who post them up for free after a while (such as The 11th Hour and SuperSizeMe).

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About Stephen

Director of Learning & MYP Coordinator at Canadian Academy, Kobe, Japan. Formerly MYP HS Science & IBDP Bio teacher and missing it terribly. Twitterist (@sjtylr), dad and bloggerer.

Posted on September 22, 2007, in BBC, The Natural World and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. I saw this video on Animal Planet several months ago. Please tell me where I can get the video called “Eaten Alive”. This was a very interesting video. please email me and tell me where I can get this video.
    Thank you
    Mary

  2. Please inform me where I can purchase a copy of the Eaten Alive Video. I would like to use it for my Diseases class. Thank you.

  3. You might get it at the online store for animal planet. Otherwise there’s this video: http://ffh.films.com/id/6716/Eaten_Alive_Parasites_and_Their_Human_Hosts.htm but it’s expensive.

  4. Stephen!
    Your site is great! I was wondering if you had any clips from that eaten alive – parasites animal planet video. I used to get my clips from youtube – and now they are removed – I’m kicking myself for not downloading them. I am a fellow teacher that is looking to track down the clips from that show. If you could help me out I’d appreciate it! Thanks so much!
    Hope your having a great year!
    Marie

    • Hi Marie,

      Thanks for the comment. They seem to have removed them, which is a shame. I’ve edited the post above to reflect this. There is another one called Monsters Inside Me – I’d get them now while you still can!

      Good luck,

      Steve

  5. tommy crutcher

    I HAVE A COPY OF THE VIDEO “EATEN ALIVE” AND WAS WONDERING IF
    THERE WAS A SET OF RESEARCH QUESTIONS FOR USE IN A MY HEALTH
    CLASSES. I HAVE TALKED ABOUT PARTS OF THE VIDEO FOR YEARS BUT HAVE NEVER SHOWN IT IN CLASS. SOME QUESTIONS FOR THOUGHT OR RESEARCH WOULD BE GREAT AS A SUPPLEMENT FOR USE IN OUR CLASSES.

    • Sorry – I don’t have a set as I don’t have a full-length copy. If you find one, please post the link here.

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