• Invasion Of The Zombie Ants

    by  • August 19, 2010 • Research Material, science • 2 Comments

    “The parasite, Ophiocordyceps unilateralis, appears to take over the minds of infected ants.

    The insects are forced to leave their nests and head for a leaf that provides ideal conditions for the fungus to reproduce.

    On arrival the ants are compelled to bite hard on a major vein of the leaf before dying. The “death grip” leaves the ant in a perfect position for the fungus to grow and release its infectious spores.”

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    2 Responses to Invasion Of The Zombie Ants

    1. August 19, 2010 at 8:52 pm

      That’s it! I’ve had enough! I’m moving to the planet ‘Nice’ to live in the land of Pleasant. Goodbye!

    2. ooberperson
      August 26, 2010 at 9:19 pm

      That’s more like brain slugs than zombies though

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