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Parasitized spider

Spider-parasitoids (parasitic wasp, family Ichneumonidae) lay eggs on the surface of spider's back and the attached larva imbibes the spider's body fluid externally. After 10-14 days since hatching, the wasp larva starts to turn its host spider into a subordinate which makes tougher web suitable for the wasp's pupal stage (web manipulation) and stays on this web for about 10 days until it develops to the adult stage. Spider-parasitoids induce spider's preprogrammed behaviour by interfering with the spider's nervous system, and consequently the molecular mechanism of web manipulation is coming closer to being understood. Dr. Takasuka expects that unveiling the molecular mechanism of manipulated spider would contribute to the practical application of spider silk.

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