Nature is cool and creepy. The fungus wants a place with the right humidity and the right conditions for spore dispersal, and it wants a snack. It achieves all of this by hijacking a poor ant, forcing it to leave its home and follow the directions of its infection. At the right place, it will bite down on its spot to stay put, and here it will die, allowing the fungus to sprout up and continue its life cycle. Read more about this jerk, and watch a video at national geographic.
Lu “How a parasitic fungus turns ants into ‘zombies'” https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2019/04/cordyceps-zombie-fungus-takes-over-ants/ published 18. april 2019 last accessed 6. february 2021