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Bizarre History of Insect Head Transplants

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:21 PM

Head transplants sound the most crazy futuristic scenario imaginable. Right? But not to entomologists. They’ve been transplanting the head of one insect onto another for 90 years -- while keeping both insects alive. What can you learn from giving an insect a total head transplant?

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 03:48 PM

Freaky.


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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:57 AM

This is without a doubt one of the coolest stories I've read. Awesome.


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Posted 22 March 2013 - 01:19 AM

Amazing what superglue and duct tape can do.   :w00t:


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Posted 22 March 2013 - 08:40 PM

I was imagining micro surgery with tiny instruments and high powered microscopic cameras and such... I guess a sharp pair of scissors and tweezers work just as well.

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