What’s Inside a Hagfish Slime Ball? | Deep Look

From Deep Look. Hagfish slime is made primarily out of mucus, but it’s no ordinary snot. It’s also chock full of protein threads that look like balls of yarn under a microscope. Once they hit the seawater, those proteins unspool without tangling. In this behind the scenes video, watch how Deep Look’s Teodros Hailye created…

What’s in the box? ๐Ÿ“ฆ | Deep Look

From Deep Look. Here’s how the director of photography for this episode, Kevin Collins, created the shot of earthworm cocoons that’s featured at the end of our new Deep Look episode. He picked individual cocoons from the dirt in his worm farm, washed them and arranged them with the most mature ones in the center…

Meet the Pill “Bugs” | Deep Look

From Deep Look. We mentioned in this episode that some adventurous foragers even eat pill bugs. Their flavor is said to resemble other crustaceans, earning pill bugs the moniker โ€œwood shrimpโ€. "I personally havenโ€™t tasted one, but Iโ€™ve spoken to people that have. They didnโ€™t get a particularly high approval rating. Pill bugs have a…

Spiders Watching Spiders ๐Ÿ•ท๏ธ๐Ÿ‘€ ๐Ÿ•ท๏ธ | Deep Look

From Deep Look. โ€‹@besmart’s Joe Hanson shared some cool bonus footage with us from their recent video, "Why 8 Eyes Are Better Than 2 (โ€ฆIf You’re a Spider ๐Ÿ•ท)". https://youtu.be/GyUlaHxsZqA Check out how Ph.D. candidate and spider wrangler Alex Winsor from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst tracks a jumping spider’s eye movements with special equipment.…

Citrus Psyllids Bribe Ants With Strings Of Candy Poop | Deep Look

From Deep Look. Asian citrus psyllids transmit a disease that can ruin your oranges. Even worse, Argentine ants protect them in exchange for the psyllids’ delicate ribbons of sugary poop, called honeydew. So, researchers are helping orange growers fight back with invisible lasers, ghastly wasps and more trickery. SUBSCRIBE to Deep Look! https://www.youtube.com/user/kqeddeeplook?sub_confirmation=1 Please join…

Milkweed Mansion | Deep Look

From Deep Look. In his lab greenhouse at Emory University in Atlanta, Jacobus โ€œJaapโ€ de Roode keeps populations of monarchs in captivity to study how the Ophryocystis elektroscirrha parasite hurts their ability to metamorphose properly. Watch our episode about monarch butterflies here ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://youtu.be/3DC8INr7tvQ #shorts #monarchbutterfly #deeplook #insects #behindthescenes