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Respect For the Fungus Overlords | The Loom | Discover Magazine
"The spores penetrate an insect’s exoskeleton and then work their way into its body, where fungus then starts to grow. Meanwhile, the insect wanders up a plant and clamps down, whereupon Cordyceps grows a long stalk that sprouts of the dead host’s body. It can then shower down spores on unfortunate insects below."
ants  parasites  brains  death 
august 2009 by kevan
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