If you’re a nature documentary fan like we are, you’re probably already familiar with Ophiocordyeps, the species of fungus that turns ants into zombies, using mind control to coerce the ant to attach itself to a treetop, just before a mushroom bursts Alien-like out of its head. K+K looked into the research that’s been occurring over the last few years to determine just how the fungus pulls this off, and it turns out… not only is everything we thought we knew about this parasitic species wrong, its also way more disturbing that we could have previously guessed.
Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 44:44 — 41.0MB) | Embed
Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | More
You must log in to post a comment.