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  • An informative article about mind-controlling fungi called Ophiocordyceps unilateralis sensu lato that only affects ants in the Camponotini tribe causing strange behavior and ultimate death to any ant infected.

    Ants Selectively Infected With Cordyceps "Zombie" Fungus

    Ants Selectively Infected With Cordyceps "Zombie" Fungus

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney0

  • Horsehair worms are long and slender animals that writhe and form shapes resembling knots with their body. They are parasites during part of their life cycle and at one point control the behaviour of their host.

    Parasitic Horsehair Worms: Life Cycle and Effects

    Parasitic Horsehair Worms: Life Cycle and Effects

    by Linda Crampton26

  • Few people are aware of how black widow spiders contributed to the World War II effort, but they had a significant impact. In fact, a LIFE magazine article published on August 30thof 1943 credited each of several government employed arachnids with spinning between 100 and 180 feet of thread a week.This thread was then used to make cross hairs in the gunsights of U.S. Army instruments of war.

    American Black Widow Spiders Bring Victory in World War I and II

    American Black Widow Spiders Bring Victory in World War I and II

    by Pilar Floyd29

  • Its hard to find a simple answer to the question, How long do ants live? It could depend on caste, habitat, diet, and a lot of other factors that differ from one species to another. Ants have been around for at least 100 million years, and to this day there are at least 12,000 different ant species.

    How Long Do Ants Live?

    How Long Do Ants Live?

    by Cool Rare Animals1

  • Honey bees are very smart despite having tiny brains. They can learn; they have good memories, and they can communicate using a unique symbolic language.

    How Smart Are Honey Bees?

    How Smart Are Honey Bees?

    by Catherine Giordano27

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