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Ant infected by Cordyceps Fungi Ant infected by Cordyceps fungi. Interesting fact about this Cordyceps, in some situation/species, they can control insect brains and manipulate their behavior to reach death locations that are optimal for spore dispersal.<br />
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Ant infected by Cordyceps Fungi

Ant infected by Cordyceps fungi. Interesting fact about this Cordyceps, in some situation/species, they can control insect brains and manipulate their behavior to reach death locations that are optimal for spore dispersal.

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  1. Gruesome at it is, very interesting find! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy and yes, it was indeed an interesting find :) Posted one year ago
  2. I love these "ant infected with fungi" photos - who needs zombie movies when you have the natural world? I did my senior thesis on fungi - they are very bizarre and fascinating organisms. Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks, Barry.
      Must have been very interesting to study those Fungi in high magnification microscopes.
      Posted one year ago
  3. Good grief!!!! Posted one year ago
    1. Its nature! :D Posted one year ago
  4. Was the ant alive and mobile with such infection? Posted one year ago
    1. The Ant is alive when they are infected, and then they become like a zombie, still alive, will move to a location of the leaf/plant that is in the open and hang on there and eventually die. Posted one year ago

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Uploaded Feb 25, 2018. Captured Jan 27, 2018 04:13.
  • TG-5
  • f/6.3
  • 1/200s
  • ISO200
  • 18mm