Why does a flea jump?

Japan, 1975

Film
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The importance of scientific method and the way in which scientists work, is illustrated by the study of such common phenomena as fleas jumping. Describes various parasites around us, fleas, Tsutsugamushi mites, rat mites, hood-worm larvae and how they find hosts to suck their blood. Concludes that carbon dioxide is the stimulus which alerts parasitic mites to the presence of animals, thus food.

Credits

producer

Eiji Murayama

production company

Sakura Motion Pictures

Duration

00:20:00:00

Production places
Japan
Production dates
1975

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

30468

Language

English

Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Mites

Animals & Wildlife → Parasites

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Japan

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Science - Experiments

Short films

Short films → Short films - Japan

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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