“Zombie” ants fall victim to mind-control fungus

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This article has nothing to do with occult symbolism, but I can’t help but to see parallels with humans and media.

‘Zombie ants’ may sound like the title of an Ed Wood movie, but, according to National Geographic, they are quite real.

Oddly, there’s nothing very zombie-like about the actual ants. It’s only when a particular fungus takes over the ant’s brain that things get weird.

Once the “stalk of the newfound fungus species Ophiocordyceps camponoti-balzani infects an ant, the ant gives up control over its own body. After the fungus is in control, it forces the ant to scamper toward “a location ideal for the fungi to grow and spread their spores.” Then, it’s lights out for the ant. Who knew a fungus could be so diabolical?

These wild discoveries were made by a group in Brazil headed by entomologist David Hughes. National Geographic published a series of pictures of ants that have “lost their minds” to the fungus. You can check out a sample of them below. Not for the squeamish.
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Hard working ant taken over by mind control fungus

 

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event13
3 years 29 days ago
Actually mr maru.the free ant, You are just repeating what the medical journals tell you to believe. I think you'll find, funnily enough, but not for my poor mum, the trillions upon trillions of £/$ wasted pursuing this outdated theory have still not managed to find a cure. This is because there are still Trillions upon trillions of £/$ to be made by corrupt charities and drug companies perpetuating this bollocks. The most cutting edge alternative research seems to point to a naturally occurring fungus that is harmless to a healthy immune system but turns cancerous when the immune system… Read more »
Veeb
5 years 6 months ago

creepy.

Alicia
5 years 6 months ago

"And here we have the Zombie ants who live right next door to The Gaga Zombie thank you for visiting the zoo this afternoon kids hope you had fun!" lmfao

These famous people who represent this are creepy and physco

sigh

Well God Bless everyone and thanks for all the info and insight

And thanks VC for ANOTHER amazing article about the twisted world we live in

wolf
5 years 6 months ago

HAH….this is too much…XD

kp
5 years 6 months ago

To the point.

5 years 6 months ago
Another interesting fact is that the two major hallucinogenic drugs to come from MK-ULTRA labs in the 50s were both derived from two different species of fungus. One was LSD-25, which was synthesized from Ergotamine, a fungus that grew on wheat in Eastern Europe, and was found to have intense hallucinogenic properties. In past years, certain entire villages had become "dosed" with LSD from bread products made with the ergotamine fungus-infested wheat. Numerous crazy events happened to there poor unsuspecting people, not knowing what had happened to them, other than to think that they were losing their minds…which they were… Read more »
Emery
5 years 6 months ago

yes, yes… those drugs are bad, so drink alcohol instead! (brewed in with sodium fluoride water of course)

Please!!
5 years 6 months ago

Did you know that bulls have been controled by fongus too

girl
5 years 6 months ago

i wonder if the spores in the chemtrails are zombie fungus??

Emery
5 years 6 months ago

wonder that myself. and/or contain nanotechnology. crazy chem trails!

SugarStick
5 years 6 months ago

Bwahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahaha! Great Comparison 🙂

Howard Beale
5 years 6 months ago

She will probably be dressing up like a snail soon:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWB_COSUXMw

Occam
5 years 6 months ago

The picture of Lady Gaga seems to be more related to Baphomet than some recently discovered fungi.

Emery
5 years 6 months ago

This fungi was discovered before the picture of GoobyGaGa was taken, so it is conceivable that IS what it is. But I see what you mean. I thought it was alluding to Baphomet when I saw it- but it has an uncanny resemblance to the structure from the ant's head.

soldier
5 years 6 months ago

it was a joke more than likely… irony is the word were looking for here.

NewCreation
5 years 6 months ago

Lol…if i would have been eating at the time I seen the pic of lady gaga n read the caption I would of most likely choked on my food….made for a real good laugh! Thanks VC

erik
5 years 6 months ago
Emery
5 years 6 months ago

woa love the link creeeeeepyyyyy

Matmarsyndicate
5 years 6 months ago

I saw this on theOatmeal awhile back, has a really funny comic that goes with it.

Abdul
5 years 6 months ago

something zombie, i appreciate it

Sally NZ
5 years 6 months ago

VC U MUST BE A PROFESSOR MAN, U ROCK

Rob
5 years 6 months ago

Scientists today research the Earth to find solutions to our problems. They are trying to imitate how things happen or respond to have a version fit for humans. Just like studying deep sea life to find cures for cancer.

Who knows "they" will study those zombie ants.

Tim
5 years 6 months ago
Oops I included a link in my post I'll summarize – Basically guys – DONT BE SCARED OF CORDYCEPS Cordyceps is a powerful health tonic that can reverse the ravages of a modern western diet as well as EMF. The same genetic intelligence that allows it to take over an insect is what allows it to intelligently stimulate your body back to equilibrium It relaxes blood vessels, improves blood quality, strengthens and regenerates the heart, encourages muscle growth, speeds up the metabolism, modulates the immune system, improves your total body PH level, regulates the entire endocrine system (chakras) including the… Read more »
Tim
5 years 6 months ago

Cordyceps can be taken as a tonic herb for your health, LOOK INTO IT

Rachel
5 years 6 months ago

i like the comparison of the two! gaga is controlled and so is the ant , great thinking. very intresesting.

5 years 6 months ago

ha!

IamLegend
5 years 6 months ago

I have a documentary where they adress it. It's BBC's Jungle or something like that, they actually say in the video that the "Ophiocordyceps camponoti-balzani" virus is designed to concentrate on every specie individually. It hits anything, all sort of insects. It keeps the balance in the species population, the bigger the population, the bigger the risc of getting the virus.

Incredible how nature works.

5 years 6 months ago

There's quite a few Fungi and bacteria that take over another animal's brain and makes them do what they normally wouldn't do.

http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-awesome-parasites-t

Probably the most intriguing is the bacteria that takes over a mouse's brain and make them turn horny over cat urine. Supposedly this bug infects humans, too; and with unusual results.

camille
5 years 6 months ago

there was something like this in the planet earth documentary… the parasite takes over the brain of the bug and it trips out then dies, and a huge growth comes out from the brain. anyone remember? loved the comparison to gaga, hilarious.

georgia
5 years 6 months ago

1st- This made my skin crawl.

2nd- I scrollded down, saw Gaga and cracked.

3rd- Kind of like the way Willow Smith whispers a secret in the baby's ear in her new video !

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