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.

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producer

Eiji Murayama

production company

Sakura Motion Pictures

Language

English

Duration

00:20:00:00

Colour

Black and White

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