Have you Heard of Real Life Zombies?
Fungi- I call them the Death Eaters. These creatures can’t make their own food, so they depend on others to eat and then they prefer them dead. In some case they are actually ok with their pray being alive. In those cases, they are called parasitic. Most parasitic fungi are microscopic and may be better known by their symptoms like brown rot in peaches. Domesticated animals are also harmed by toxic-introduced fungi, for example, you have _________________ which causes facial eczema in cattle and sheep. Another non-native fungus of New Zeeland the ______________________has been impligated in the global decline of frogs includes the rare archies frogs in New Zeeland .You don’t need to remember that. Ok.
And the next story will want to make you want to run away from the next fungus that you see. The fungus, a parasitic fungus, called Zombie Ant Fungi is known to manipulate the brains of ants. When an ant comes across fungus ________________________, the fungus infects the insect and quickly spreads throughout its body and the attack happens. Fungal cells in the ant’s head release chemicals that highjack the insect’s central nervous system. The fungus then takes over the brain of the ant, forces the ant to climb up vegetation and clamp down onto a leaf or a twig before killing its apples drone. To make it more gruesome, it then grows its four releasing stalks on the back of its weakened head to infect more ants on the ground below.