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"Zombie Ant" Fungus Under Attack--By Another Fungus


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Agnes
- 807 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
Ant zombification begins when an Ophiocordyceps fungus shoots spores onto an insect. The parasitic fungus gradually takes over the ant's brain and directs the insect to a cool, moist location. The fungus then kills the ant, and fruiting bodies erupt from



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Raymond G. (12)
Friday May 4, 2012, 7:44 pm
Very interesting, thank you.
 

Ingrid A. (530)
Friday May 4, 2012, 8:38 pm
Thank you Agnes. Its noted.
 

Erin R. (170)
Friday May 4, 2012, 9:59 pm
thanks
 

Sue Matheson (69)
Saturday May 5, 2012, 12:36 am
interesting
 

John Gregoire (257)
Saturday May 5, 2012, 5:32 am
Balance!
 

BarbKnight SunshineLady (1633)
Saturday May 5, 2012, 8:44 am
Sounds like something straight out of a sci-fi film to me! TY Agnes!
 

Svetlana B. (19)
Saturday May 5, 2012, 4:30 pm
Noted, thanks Agnes
 

Patricia Long (1)
Saturday May 5, 2012, 6:07 pm
I've heard of this before. Noted, and thanks.
 

Patricia N. (8)
Sunday May 6, 2012, 1:48 am
Nature can be gruesome sometimes.
 

KS Goh (0)
Sunday May 6, 2012, 2:59 am
Thanks for the article.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Sunday May 6, 2012, 3:53 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Quanta Kiran (63)
Sunday May 6, 2012, 4:38 am
Thanks.
 

Carol H. (229)
Friday May 11, 2012, 6:44 am
interesting, thanks Agnes
 
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