Performing Fleas

I’ve always been fascinated by this performing fleas footage, wondering how long it took to harness up all the fleas how they knew to all go in the correct direction. These fleas were owned by Monsieur Robert’s flea circus which included flea jitterbug performances…

The fleas are sorted into running and jumping fleas (I had no idea there was a difference before this) and then permanently attached to a harness for the rest of their lives.

Visitors could then watch them via a Fresnel lens

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