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Watch Hundreds Of Gnat Larvae Slither Together Like A Snake

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Justine Alford

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clockSep 1 2014, 15:48 UTC
1977 Watch Hundreds Of Gnat Larvae Slither Together Like A Snake

No, that’s not a two-headed snake -  it’s much worse than that. It’s actually a massive group of fungus gnat larvae slithering en masse in order to find food. Lovely. Traveling in this snake-like form is beneficial to the juvenile gnats because it reduces the risk of predation.

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Check out this video of one group worming its way across a sidewalk:

 

 

This is one of those videos that is so disgusting you can’t help but want to watch it again, with a rather screwed up face and the words “nope” or “eeeew” repeating themselves in your head. 

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