Zombie Ant Fungus
When I first learned of this bizarre mystery of nature, I was unsure of whether to be creep-ed out or horrified. Suffice to say, my skin crawled thinking about the implications should such an organism evolve.
In a nutshell, this fungus infects an ant, takes over its brain, and compels it to climb to the highest location it can find… be it a blade of grass or whatnot, where our heroic zombie ant uses the last vestige of it’s life to clamp down on it’s lofty perch.
There, our little ant dies a lonely death far from friends and family… yet in a conveniently, nay, strategically placed location from which our zombie ant fungus sprouts it’s spores and sends them to the wind to propagate.
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