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New Zombie-Ant Fungi Found

Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:28 pm
by tamarbucks
I love Drabblecast, where else could I share that I thought this was just fascinating?!

More on zombie ants: in this case, after zombifying the ant, "ultimately, the fungus produces a long stalk that protrudes from the ant's head, shooting spores out". How dramatic :o

http://www.livescience.com/13046-zombie ... =slideshow" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: New Zombie-Ant Fungi Found

Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:04 am
by Algernon Sydney is Dead
The Article wrote:Hughes is concerned that one of the four (Lethal, Brain-rotting Pestilences), O. camponoti-novogranadensis, may not be around for much longer.
:!: :!: :!:

Proof that scientists clearly are not to be trusted!

Re: New Zombie-Ant Fungi Found

Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:08 pm
by groomporter
Reminds me of the X-files episode "Firewalker"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firewalker_(The_X-Files" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

Re: New Zombie-Ant Fungi Found

Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:40 pm
by Goldenrat
That is insane! I would hate to be an ant. What the hell, you go out on a normal day foraging for dead insects and such and you end up becoming a zombie with a fungi stalk sticking out of your head. I guess my bad days at work aren't so bad after all. Argh!

Re: New Zombie-Ant Fungi Found

Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:58 pm
by Algernon Sydney is Dead
Beware Black Mold
So I'm told.
It will drive you most insane.
You scrub, bleach and scream;
Yet, still it rots your brain.


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PS: I still don't know how I could POSSIBLY tolerate a world where only 3 of these blights survived in that section of Brazil. All parasitic brain-rots are precious. Damn you "Global Warming"! Damn you to Hell!

Re: New Zombie-Ant Fungi Found

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:23 am
by ROU Killing Time
Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote: ~~~~~~
PS: I still don't know how I could POSSIBLY tolerate a world where only 3 of these blights survived in that section of Brazil. All parasitic brain-rots are precious. Damn you "Global Warming"! Damn you to Hell!
We've finally found that warm, fuzzy, fungi-infested part of your heart, err brain, ASID.