"Zombie" Ants Found With New Mind-Control Fungi

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Post by Ruski on Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:06 pm

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/03/pictures/110303-zombie-ants-fungus-new-species-fungi-bugs-science-brazil/

I am afraid.

Each individual picture adds more to the article, so be sure to click on them and view all the weirdness and creepiness.
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Re: "Zombie" Ants Found With New Mind-Control Fungi

Post by Vtrooper on Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:04 pm

the fuck... this needs to be purged... right fucking now
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Re: "Zombie" Ants Found With New Mind-Control Fungi

Post by Kasrkin Seath on Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:05 pm

I saw this on some TV show a few years ago

EDIT: On a related note, does anyone else see any possible problems with this:
Flies that control ants

I'm pretty sure they have tried this type of thing before and it tends to just replace one problem with another. But, w/e, I guess. It IS a cool idea, when you consider the other agents they want to deliver with the flies.


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Re: "Zombie" Ants Found With New Mind-Control Fungi

Post by Ruski on Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:16 pm

Kasrkin Seath wrote:I saw this on some TV show a few years ago

Well, they also talk about new variants the found that control other insects.

The fact it can spread through little points it creates on the ant or "explodes" toward things to spread to others is really frightening.

Kasrkin Seath wrote:
EDIT: On a related note, does anyone else see any possible problems with this:
Flies that control ants

I'm pretty sure they have tried this type of thing before and it tends to just replace one problem with another. But, w/e, I guess. It IS a cool idea, when you consider the other agents they want to deliver with the flies.

I really don't like the thought of something controlling something else like that.


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Re: "Zombie" Ants Found With New Mind-Control Fungi

Post by Kasrkin Seath on Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:19 pm

Ruski wrote:
Kasrkin Seath wrote:I saw this on some TV show a few years ago

Well, they also talk about new variants the found that control other insects.

The fact it can spread through little points it creates on the ant or "explodes" toward things to spread to others is really frightening.

Was just saying, we had already known it existed.
It's kinda frightening. Doesn't seem to really us that much.

BTW, cats cause car accidents!(well, kinda, in an indirect sort of way) Parasite lots of Humans get infected with. Cats are its host.

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Post by A_Bearded_Swede on Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:17 pm

Kasrkin Seath wrote:I saw this on some TV show a few years ago

Yeah it was on Planet Earth, cool stuff.

But yeah this stuff really isn't frightening. Because each species of fungus only infects one species of insect . Kinda nature's way of keeping the populations in check. They don't attack any other type of organism though.... kinda would be cool if they did.

No danger, just creepy.

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Post by Divine Virus on Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:22 pm

Early stages of The Flood...

I'll assume that joke was made back when this was discovered. Razz
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Post by RX on Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:23 pm

Besides, if it were to spread to humans( very unlikely) gasmasks and fire would cleanse it.
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Re: "Zombie" Ants Found With New Mind-Control Fungi

Post by KrAzY on Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:41 pm

it just sucks that all these things I create can only control ants... big fucking whoop, my world domination plans can be erased by a can of raid
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Re: "Zombie" Ants Found With New Mind-Control Fungi

Post by laxspartan007 on Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:30 pm

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Re: "Zombie" Ants Found With New Mind-Control Fungi

Post by Ringleader on Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:07 pm

Kinda old news, the Cortecpts fungus was made infamous with the first planet earth series.
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Re: "Zombie" Ants Found With New Mind-Control Fungi

Post by Lord Pheonix on Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:39 pm

Hell it was even talked about back in Resident Evil 4 to give you a time frame

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Re: "Zombie" Ants Found With New Mind-Control Fungi

Post by Ruski on Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:16 pm

Well, like I said is that it was talking about new versions of the fungi that effects other insects while providing the majority of the stuff we already knew.
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Re: "Zombie" Ants Found With New Mind-Control Fungi

Post by Ringleader on Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:16 pm

Well, if it ever broke out among bees/ants/butterflies, a lot of people would probably starve to death in the resulting famine.
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Post by laxspartan007 on Sat Apr 30, 2011 8:12 am

it is in ants...
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Post by Dud Doodoo on Sun May 01, 2011 10:01 am

VERY old news...

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Post by laxspartan007 on Sun May 01, 2011 11:11 am

twas already said a few times...
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Re: "Zombie" Ants Found With New Mind-Control Fungi

Post by CivBase on Mon May 02, 2011 6:47 am

Hey... guys.... this is OLD NEWS!!!! OMG!!! I KNEW THIS!!! REALLY, GUIES!!! I FRICKING KNEW THIS!!! SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OLD!!!! (like your mom) OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLD ALERT!!!!!


Kinda freaky, though.

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Re: "Zombie" Ants Found With New Mind-Control Fungi

Post by Ringleader on Mon May 02, 2011 11:10 am

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Re: "Zombie" Ants Found With New Mind-Control Fungi

Post by TNine on Mon May 02, 2011 12:50 pm

Would have helped if the word "new" wasn't in the title.

Just saying.
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