Tuesday, November 29, 2011

i hate fungi.



A stalk of the newfound fungus species Ophiocordyceps camponoti-balzani, grows out of a "zombie" ant's head in a Brazilian rain forest. 
The fungus species can infect an ant, take over its brain, and then kill the insect once it moves to a location ideal for the fungi to grow and spread their spores.

that thing.

growing out of its head.

eaaarrrgh





from national geographic's top ten weirdest life-forms of 2011

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