10 May '11, 3am

Fungus Turns Ants into Zombies, Eats Their Brains

The daily life of a hardworking carpenter ant must be pretty repetitive, what with the constant marching and relentless leaf-cutting -- unless they run across a fungus which has the power to turn them into mindless, bumbling 'zombies', in which case, things can get interesting. Researchers from Penn State studying ants in Thailand have stumbled upon one of the spookiest parasitic phenomena ever recorded: a fungus that doesn't just kill its insect host -- it invades their minds and forces them to do its bidding.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/05/fungus-turns-ants...

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Fungus Turns Ants into Zombies, Then Eats Their Brains

Fungus Turns Ants into Zombies, Then Eats Their...

treehugger.com 10 May '11, 3am

The daily life of a hardworking carpenter ant must be pretty repetitive, what with the constant marching and relentless le...