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?

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