November 12, 2012
The 'Zombie Ant' Fungus Has a Fungus
Katherine Harmon, Scientific American
An unsuspecting worker ant in Brazil's rainforest leaves its nest one morning. But instead of following the well-worn treetop paths of its nest mates, this ant stumbles along clumsily, walking in aimless circles, convulsing from time to time.
TAGGED: parasites, fungus, ants, zombies