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Parasites of Man
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Published: March 29, 2010
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Poster version for DA prints!

Also T-shirt: [link]
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ClassyBoogeymanHobbyist Traditional Artist
They look like characters from the binding of isaac, i love them:-)
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Magicsword89Student Traditional Artist
They look like Binding of Issac bosses
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scythemantisHobbyist General Artist
Yeah, though a few years old than BOI! People have always compared Edmund's art and mine, we just have some of the same tastes :)
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fireworkpup1Hobbyist General Artist
they look adorable... but they are evil.
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scythemantisHobbyist General Artist
All living things use other living things as food, though. As opportunistic omnivores, we just plain kill and eat plants and animals by the billions! Parasites, however, mostly evolved to feed over a long period without killing, and except for the guinea worm or extreme infestations of some of the others, most parasites don't cause any pain or shorten your lifespan, either. They have a peaceful equilibrium with their food sources! :)
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fireworkpup1Hobbyist General Artist
I know and agree, but they are still evil. And i have a phobia of them. (probably why i'm saying that XD)
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zegkaasStudent Artisan Crafter
Alieeeeeens!
Marianicuchiz's avatar
I'm a med student, studying parasitology, and I find that amazing :la:
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MrsChancharaStudent Traditional Artist
Nice :XD:
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Bleu-NightStudent Traditional Artist
have you happen to read Parasite Rex by Carl Zimmer?
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scythemantisHobbyist General Artist
Yep! One of my favorite books :)
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Bleu-NightStudent Traditional Artist
Mine too! I ended up writing my research paper for it, and i'm going to use it for a series i need for school. And the pictures are EPIC!
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oukumeHobbyist General Artist
ive had pin worm its yucky:(
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fireworkpup1Hobbyist General Artist
i had them too. they are long gone now.
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ShadowKirbyHobbyist Digital Artist
That Guinea worm is gonna kill me.

Why couldn't they be more like the pigs they have in guinea?
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MistressArceusHobbyist General Artist
Ah, the wonderful world of parasites. ^^ Nice job!
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I'm wearing my shirt of this right now. ^^
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aSMm-Duckhugger Traditional Artist
I think the hookworm and the roundworm are my two favorites out of these, but they're all disturbingly delightful!
Penanggalan's avatar
Do want them all as plushies!
Daimera's avatar
What I love most is the accuracy. Having studied these under microscopes in Parasitology lab and having to draw them up in my notebook and know them well enough to be able to identify them for a microscope-based practical lab exam... well, let's just say you did awesome here from that standpoint. :D

I wish my lab notebook weren't in storage. :\
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scythemantisHobbyist General Artist
The only one that gave me trouble was pinworm, since they're kinda nondescript. I had to embellish a bit, and add the spelunking hat. At least I didn't keep the "dirt" I originally drew on it >>
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OH I JUST LOVE IT!
(I think I'm gonna turn this into my wallpaper.

You could do all sorts of horrible things with this... Very nice. :D

Here's a blog I'm sure you'd like if you haven't seen it already: [link]
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gescheitertHobbyist Traditional Artist
love them!
shinigamikarasu's avatar
They're cute yet creepy at the same time.
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