This Virus Makes Crickets Have More Sex
Imagine if there were a virus that could get inside you and dial up your libido, so that you all of a sudden start mating more (more frequently and with more partners), so that the virus — the tricky, tricky, clever, little virus — could transmit itself through your lovemaking to somebody else, then somebody else, and somebody else after that.
That would be genius, and troubling, and most of all, sci-fi, right? Well, it turns out, Shelley Adamo, and her team at Dalhousie University in Halifax, have just discovered a virus that seems to have an effect kind of like that … in crickets. It’s called iridovirus and she stumbled across its aphrodisiac qualities accidentally.
Hear the full story from Lulu Miller.