I can no longer eat figs because of this video

I really liked this documentary. It was very informative, although … i don’t think I can ever eat figs again. Not necessarily because of the wasps but because of the worm parasites that hitch a ride in the wasps. I was sooooo grossed out after I seen this and kind of scared. It made me want to do a parasite cleans right away but I don’t think my liver can take it right now.

I loved the pink praying manitis in part 3 … he’s sooooo cute. It is sooooo beautiful there.

“The Queen of Trees” from the airing on NATURE, PBS. On the banks of southern Kenya, the sycomore fig is the centrepiece of an extrordinary ecosystem, producing several tons of fruit a year and feeding more different types of animals than any other kind of different tree in Africa.

Part 1 (approx 15 minutes each)

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

Part 9

Part 10


  • I am only on part four but who knew so much craziness went on with figs?! I knew about the fig wasps but the ants and the little nymphs, crazy. Thanks for posting this, I LOVE documentaries like this. So far I think I can still eat them, we’ll see.

  • lol … I’m glad you like it.

  • The best part of figs are the crunchy little seeds. Now I can only imagine them as crunchy little wasps filled with fun little worms. I may have to stick with dates for a while.

  • I felt the same way BirdofParadise. I was so dissapointed.

  • teadeteade Raw Newbie

    Those videos were amazing!
    I am in love with figs even more.
    Nature is beautiful.

    I looked inside my fig trying to find the dead wasp. lol. If I had seen it, I definitely probably would have given them up.

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