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Acanthoparyphium life-cycle by The-Episiarch Acanthoparyphium life-cycle by The-Episiarch
A pictorial depiction of various stages in the life-cycle of a trematode parasite Acanthoparyphium which is found on the intertidal mudflats of New Zealand... [link]

...accompanied by a non sequitur commentary/narration on love, romance, and relationships - lost and found...

[full-view if you don't want to squint to read the absurdly small text!]
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Rachelevans1013 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Professional Writer
Okay, this brings back teary-eyed memories of "Larry the Liver Fluke" in my biology class. *sniffle*
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senoritafish Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
omg, I LOVE this. Love in terms of parasitism - snerk. Thank you.
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The-Episiarch Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
Thanks! The species depicted above was one of the main study species of my PhD, so it occupied my mind for quite a few years. It was the merging of two very different train of thoughts which led to this.

I also did another drawing based upon my musing of this species which somewhat symbolise the love-hate relationship I had with this parasite, found here: [link]
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