New zombifying fungi found
March 3, 2011 § Leave a comment
Wired Science has a report on four new species of fungus that cause worker ants to change their behavior dramatically: instead of performing their normal tasks for the nest, they climb a bush in search of a leaf that sits at a precise angle relative to the arc of the sun. Different fungi prefer different leaf angles. Bizarre, intriguing and creepy. What’s not to like?