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Vampires in Nature

In the scientific study of animals, and insects, vampirism is also used in reference to mosquitos, leeches, vampire bats, of course, mistletoe, and other parasitic creatures surviving on tissues and fluids of other living creatures. Blood is a tissue fluid; just like the meat that other animals feed on, as well as human being, blood is rich in proteins, and lipids. Many smaller animals and insects, as well as worms, have evolved to a point where feeding off of the blood is preferred, or even essential to their survival. Sometimes, this can become a harmful process; such as with mosquitoes that spread malaria. Other species, such as vampire bats, who rarely spread disease, or leeches which will cleanse the blood, and are used for medical purposes, –are neutral, and can even benefit mankind.

An example of an animal with the obligatory need for blood is the assassin bug, found in South America. They insert a needle-like proboscis into their prey, –other insects, such as cockroaches and beetles, –and it liquefies their insides, so that the assassin bug can drink them, with its very own built in straw. It’s mainly thought to be beneficial, and is kept as a pet for insect control. However, if owners do not handle the insect carefully, they may be bitten, and the bite is said to be extremely painful. Also, there is a minimal risk of being infected with a potentially fatal illness called “Chagas disease.” If the assassin bug is indigenous to your area, it’s best to leave it alone.

An example of the optional need to drink blood is the mosquito. That’s right! Those horrible little creatures can feed off of pollen, fruit juices, and other biological liquids (some really, really gross ones too) that are not blood. Also, sometimes only the females will drink blood, since its essential for her reproductive system. Other examples of blood drinkers found in nature are nematodes, and other creepy crawlers, such as parasitic worms, found in human and animal intestines.

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Veritas • June 12, 2009


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  1. unknownvamp August 18, 2009 - 11:20 pm Reply

    same here enya

  2. mona August 19, 2009 - 7:39 am Reply

    Well I think that every body is quite busy to ask or discuss something.I am here after a short break to again ask something.

  3. unknownvamp August 19, 2009 - 9:38 pm Reply

    what is it you like to ask mona

  4. mona August 19, 2009 - 11:30 pm Reply

    not particularly direct questions but I do want to say that on my visit to a few sites what I came to know about vampires is that they are human beings like us and they are so due to presence of some V5 in their blood and they can also live & eat like us though they have many more capabilities than us. So do the vampires as shown in vampire movies exist or are they simply fictitious.

  5. VampyreFerrahJingle August 24, 2009 - 4:41 pm Reply

    My answer to ur question Mona would be yes and no. The vampires in movies are theories from another person’s mind or imagination. So vampires could exist but MAYBE not like in the movies.

  6. unknownvamp August 26, 2009 - 2:08 am Reply

    yes vampires are very much like us humans but with enhanced abilities which is quite possible if you are able to focus your mind alot you can almost do anything

  7. vicky October 13, 2009 - 5:36 pm Reply

    wow ppl hav rly different theories……anyone want info on vampires?(p.s vampires arent just like the twilight characters.trust me. i know)

  8. unknownvamp October 30, 2009 - 5:36 pm Reply

    how does one claim to know. They are nothing like the twilight for this one know I’m not the one seeking info for I have the answers for this has nothing to do with twilight so don’t insult.

  9. unknownvamp October 30, 2009 - 5:38 pm Reply

    and there are things long before twilight was written milady.

  10. unknownvamp October 31, 2009 - 3:52 pm Reply

    twilight don’t insult thee for one can not know anything if they are comparing it to that book one such as i have much knowledge

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