But not all fungi feed on the dead.
Days ago a spore landed on this Now she's acting strange.
A network of roots has infiltrated her muscles.
Her body has been taken over by cordyceps.
A pound septic fungus.
It floods her brain with chemicals, drugging her, compelling her to head where conditions are perfect
Just the right amount of light, just the right amount of humidity.
From the parasite growing inside.
[SOUND] It forces her to clamp down in a death bite, and [INAUDIBLE] reveals its gruesome nature.
After three weeks of growth,
Cordyceps can release its own spore.
Infecting more ants.
Releasing more spores, infecting more ants
Cordyceps can wipe out entire ant colonies.
But more than just ants are at risk.
There are over 600 species of [UNKNOWN] spread across the world.
Most are found in
Where they prey on the whole host of victims.
Microsoft, please fix these problems with Windows. Please.
Why cryptocurrency took a hit
The Matter Alliance could finally fix the smart home
Nintendo unveils Legend of Zelda Game & Watch gadget
Microsoft unveils Halo Infinite multiplayer trailer at E3 2021
Microsoft reveals Starfield teaser for Xbox
Why E3 2021 is happening despite the pandemic, and what next...
In exclusive trailer for Not The Science Type, female scientists...
Apple now makes sharing your health records easier with Health...