The Institute of Morphoid Research will be doing a public intervention, at the Brentwood LRT station, on Friday, June 29th, from 5-9PM.
Founder and Chief Researcher, Jennifer Akkermans, will be talking to the public about the IMR, and will bring a Bacteriophage for an informal “show-and-tell.”
If you ever wanted to see a Morphoid in person, now is your chance!
Oh. My. God. Maybe the Bacteriophages suck your blood! Like really, really, really large mosquitoes. I did feel rather lightheaded after they attacked me! Maybe they are carnivorous! They do hunt in packs… but there were only the fourteen we have that attacked me…. so maybe I was really lucky there weren’t more! Maybe they would have managed to kill me! …And then eat me? Yikes!
The bugs seem to be not the only source of food for the bacterios. Why do they have such sharp teeth? They can’t be just for chewing mosquitos or attacking predators… there must be something we are missing here.
After sedating one of the bacterios, I managed to do a more thorough inspection of it’s body. They have three limbs, and a bulbous head, and on the underside of the head, between their limbs, they have a small orifice, which must be a mouth, because it is surrounded by small, sharp teeth.
I didn’t want to report this earlier, because I was a little embarrassed about it, but the Bacterios bit me! Their bites are worse than mosquitos…. large, swollen, incredibly itchy welts on my arms and face, which were probably the only place they could reach! When I went to see the doctor, we were worried that they might be poisonous, because I felt really lightheaded, but thankfully they’re not. I’m ok, now. Scary, though. I’ll be much more careful with them in the future.
Those bacterios are vicious little buggers! Excuse my language, but they are not at all pleasant to deal with! I’ve been trying to study them a little more lately, and sometimes it’s really hard to get close to them! There are way too many of them (even at only 14), and they move way too quickly! It seems to be a very effective defence mechanism, as I can’t get close to them if they don’t want me to. This is a photo taken when they were all riled up.
We’ve discovered that, while the bacterios may enjoy the coolness of the stream, they are mostly there to eat the mosquitos and mayflies that live by the stream.
I’ve sighted (and filmed) these Bacteriophages by a small stream…. I’m not sure what they’re doing there though. Maybe they like it because it’s cooler there?