Cordyceps Fungus

Cordyceps are a fungi that infects the host and then instructs the victim to climb as high as possible, where it will die and sprout fruiting bodies…
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Ant parasitized by entomopathogenic fungus (Cordyceps)
Ant parasitized by entomopathogenic fungus (Cordyceps) | by pbertner
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Fungus covered moth (Cordyceps)
Fungus covered moth (Cordyceps) | by pbertner
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cricket infected with cordyceps
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Why do I find this so gross and disturbing, yet so amazingly interesting!
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8 Terrifying Parasites That Specialize in Mind-Control
Zombie Fungus /// 8 Terrifying Parasites That Specialize in Mind-Control
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cordyceps fungus - Αναζήτηση Google
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Check out this #grasshopper infected by coryceps, they look like ice crystals! #Cordyceps is a genus of #fungi that are parasitic to mostly #insects and other #arthropods. They are particularly abundant in #humid #tropical areas. Each species of cordyceps attacks a particular species of insect. Some can even change the #behavior of the insect by #infecting the brain and making them climb to a higher more ideal place for optimum #spore distribution. #parasite #jungle #endoparisitoid #fungus #...
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13 Fascinating Photographs Of Cordyceps And The Killer Fungus' Insect Hosts
Codryceps, or “Zombie Fungus” are a parasitic fungus Spores from this killer fungus infect the insect’s brain, and, later, the fruiting body of the cordyceps will erupt from that insect’s head and body.
parasitic fungi - Google Search
parasitic fungi - Google Search
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Watch the moment a giant parasitic worm erupts from a spider’s body
Zombiism can be seen in the natural world: A fungus called Cordyceps takes over the minds ...
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This is an #insect effected by a #cordyceps. Cordyceps is a genus of #fungi that are parasitic to mostly #insects and other #arthropods. They are particularly abundant in #humid #tropical areas. Each species of cordyceps attacks a particular species of insect. Some can even change the #behavior of the insect by #infecting the brain and making them climb to a higher more ideal place for optimum #spore distribution. #parasite #jungle #endoparisitoid #fungus #ecology #nature