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Hijacked by a fungus: how to create a zombie ant

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Ant infected by Ophiocordyceps fungus
Ant infected by Ophiocordyceps fungus. Photo: David Hughes/CC BY

http://goreliable.ca/wp-content/themes/oceanplaza_woo_v2.1/js/supersubs.js Life as a worker ant is hard enough as it is. But carpenter ants foraging for food in the rainforest must deal with an additional threat: a parasitic fungus that takes over their body and controls their every move. Continue reading