The Zombie Apolcalypse is Coming! Beware!

“Zombie” Ants Bite at High Noon, Then Die.

A fungus-infected ant bites down on a leaf.

In a new study, researchers used microscopes to peer inside affected ants and see how the infection progresses. The team found that the growing fungus slowly fills the ant’s body and head, causing muscles to waste away and muscle fibers to spread apart.

It takes about three to nine days from initial infection for the ants to become completely zombified, the team found. At first, the infected ants go about their normal business, residing in their nests, interacting with other ants, and even feeding.

Read the whole article to be completely freaked. I have read stories like this – scary to find art on the way to becoming reality…

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