Look Out Bugs! It's Cordyceps...

In this short clip from Planet Earth, Sir David Attenborough explains the workings of one of the greatest and scariest nemesis of ants: cordyceps.

Cordyceps are a genus of parasitic fungus that specialize on controlling the minds of their hosts, driving them to perform actions against their own self-interests.

The stages of development of cordyceps get more and more bizarre as they mature, as you can see in this eerie video.




Can you imagine having something grow out of your skull? Ouch!!!
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