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Ants versus zombies

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:30 PM


The zombie-ant fungus invades an ant's brain and causes it to march to its death at a mass grave where the fungus spores erupt out of its head - but ants have developed a way to fight back.

The ants 'use' another fungus which 'eats' the fungus that turns ants into zombies - saving the colony from extinction.

In a case where biology is stranger than fiction, the parasite of the zombie-ant fungus is itself a fungus - a hyperparasitic fungus that specializes in attacking the parasite that turns the ants into zombies, Hughes said


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Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:33 PM

Loved this story!

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:58 PM

And yet another reason why ants are arguably the most amazing creatures on the planet.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 02:26 AM

I think its amazing those ants figured out what to do.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 03:33 AM

I have been planning on writing a zombie novel for quite a while now, I think I may work this into the storyline :)

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