Three years ago I experienced a severe Morgellons outbreak that opened my eyes to a myriad of bizarre symptoms that may offer clues to understanding the syndrome. One of the strangest symptoms involved my body conducting electricity. For two months I shocked everything I touched, and my hair stood on end like I was caught on an alpine ridge during a thunderstorm.
I've searched the interwebz for medical conditions that cause the body to generate, harness, or emit electricity and found very little.
What I discovered, however, is that worms can be quite proficient in generating electricity. They convert metals to quantum dots through detoxification in their guts.
(Phys.org)—British researchers at King's College in London have succeeded in creating quantum dots by feeding earthworms soil laced with certain metals and then collecting the material excreted.
Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2012-12-earthworms-quantum-dots.html#jCp
In this new research, the team set out to determine if common earthworms could be used to create cadmium telluride quantum dots. The thinking was that because earthworms are known for their detoxifying abilities – they do so by shuttling toxins into a special layer of their gut – they might be able to cause certain metals to combine as they are processed, creating nano-sized materials that qualified as quantum dots. In this case, they fed several earthworms soil with sodium tellurite and cadmium chloride mixed into it, for 11 days. Afterwards, they examined the material excreted by the worms in their tissue and found in detoxifying the metals, the worms had indeed created cadmium telluride quantum dots.
The creation of such quantum dots as part of a biological process leads to particles that are water soluble – that means that they might be put to use in biological settings.
Was it helminths or other human parasites that turned me into a walking semiconductor during this time? Are earthworms closely enough related to human parasites for this research to be applicable?
I think they feed off it more than anything. I have found Morg's related stuff around lit light bulbs and filmed them there as well as electrical appliances while they are on. We are ourselves made up of energy..but they also are harvesting it imo, and feeding off of it as you can see them passing small bits of light between them or the chick like things always gobbling up the round energy balls. I have caused lights to go off and on, t.v.'s to change channels, dvr's will fast forward for NO reason. Desk top computer towers will switch on as soon as I'm a few inches away..you name it.
Interesting perspective. It's commonly noted by sufferers that symptoms are worse when working on computers. I itch/shed/crawl on the body parts proximal to the computer that are uncovered - usually the face.
I once put a long fresh fiber shed onto a stereo reciever and watched it do this amazing snakelike dance for 5 minutes before it finally petered out and lay flat.
I'm still leaning towards the organism conducting electricity, however. If it only fed off the electricity, I feel like the difference in suffering would be more pronounced depending on the e-pollution of the environment one is in.
Clew's thread about nematamorphic fungi got thinking....Perhaps it wasn't worms, but a fungi that comes in to feed off of the worms, which turned me into a semiconductor for that time.
Fungal cells generate D.C. and A.C. (action potentials) electrical currents during theirgrowth and differentiation. In addition, they exhibit tropic growth (galvanotropism) and tactic responses (galvanotaxis) in applied electrical fields. The natural D.C. electrical currents of fungi are due to clustering of ion channels and pumps in certain regions of the cells, mycelium or thallus. It now seems that these electrical currents per se are not essential for the process of tip growth although the local traffic of calcium ions, which are a component of the currents, may be. Instead, electrical currents and action potentials are concerned apparently with spatial control of nutrient uptake and perhaps in intramycelium communication. Studies of the phenomenon of galvanotropism have been used to explore further the mechanisms underlying apical extension of hyphae and these also implicate localcalcium ion uptake as being important for this process. Motile zoospores of phytopathogenic fungi exhibit galvanotaxis in weak electrical fields of a size comparable to those generated by plant roots. This tactic behaviour predicts the sites of their accumulation in the natural electrical fields generated by roots and suggests that they may utilize the endogenous electrical currents of plants to detect potential hosts. Generating and responding to electrical currents is therefore an important and general aspect of fungal physiology.
In 2010, the team of Lars Peter Nielsen and Nils Risgaard-Petersen at Aarhus University discovered something incredible: bacteria that are capable of generating and conducting electrical currents over centimeter distances.
Microorganims are capable of complex and sophisticated cooperative behaviour, as seen in quorum sensing or metabolic syntrophy. Yet, none of the recent advancements in microbial ecology has been so perplexing as the recent proposal that microorganisms are capable of electrical communication over long centimeter-scale distances.
Such electrical communication has not been seen before, and some microbiologists even call it a new form of life. Until now, the rule in biology is that each living cell generates its own biochemical energy. This rule holds for all organisms, from single celled bacteria to multicellular elephants. The energy production is localized within the cell wall, and all molecules involved in the energy metabolism (i.e. both electron donors, like sugars, and electron acceptors, like O2) must be transported to each cell (this is why we and other animals have such an elaborate circular system).
In our filamentous electrogenic bacteria, the energy production is cooperative, and no longer occurs per individual cell. All cells within the filament are involved in the production of biochemical energy, and there is a clear separation of duties: some cells produce electrons, while other cells consume electrons. The interaction between cells occurs by sending electrons (i.e. electricity) from cell to cell.