| December 9, 2010 1:46 am

I’ve got this thing against mushrooms and fungus.  I don’t like them, they don’t like me, and we don’t get along at all (in the shock inducing, “I’m going to kill you” sort of way).  Regardless, just because I don’t like them doesn’t mean that I don’t respect them.  This video from BBC Planet Earth shows why you should respect them, too.

I think that the bits about cordyceps fungus (a parasitic specimen that takes over your brain before killing you) tends to justify my overall feelings toward the little brutes.  Check out what it does to a group of bullet ants about 4 minutes in.

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Via Boing Boing.

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