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This killer fungi that grows out of its victims is both fascinating and unsettling

Codryceps, or “Zombie Fungus” are a parasitic fungus Spores from this killer fungus infect the insect’s brain, and, later, the fruiting body of the cordyceps will erupt from that insect’s head and body.

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Entomopathogenic fungus in dragonfly - These fungi usually attach to the external body surface of insects in the form of microscopic spore. In biology, a spore is a reproductive structure that is adapted for dispersal and surviving for extended periods of time in unfavorable conditions...(usually asexual, mitosporic spores also called conidia). Under permissive conditions of temperature and (usually high) moisture, these spores germinate, grow as hyphae and colonize the insect's cuticle.

Entomopathogenic fungus in dragonfly - These fungi usually attach to the external body surface of insects in the form of microscopic spore. In biology, a spore is a reproductive structure that is adapted for dispersal and surviving for extended periods of

The cordyceps fungus—commonly known as the "caterpillar fungus"—is seen here parasitizing a small insect. There are over 400 species within the cordyceps genus, almost all of which survive by parasitizing other small organisms

The cordyceps fungus—commonly known as the "caterpillar fungus"—is seen here parasitizing a small insect. There are over 400 species within the cordyceps genus, almost all of which survive by parasitizing other small organisms

Camponotus being eaten by a zombie-ant Ophiocordyceps fungus

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Cordyceps. fungus controls victim.

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Cordyseps is a genus of parasitic fungi that infects insect.  It invades their brain and causes them to go mad.  Then the fungus takes over their body and, after the insect dies, the fungus sprouts into this beautifully ornate fruiting body. COOL!!

Cordyseps is a genus of parasitic fungi that infects insect. It invades their brain and causes them to go mad. Then the fungus takes over their body and, after the insect dies, the fungus sprouts into this beautifully ornate fruiting body.

Dead ant with Cordyceps fungus growing out | by Dorota Polaczek Henuati Expeditions

Dead ant with Cordyceps fungus growing out | by Dorota Polaczek Henuati Expeditions

Cordycep fungus growing out of beetle in amazon rainforest

Cordycep fungus growing out of beetle in amazon rainforest

The Promise of “Cordyceps Sinensis” | 2012 The Awakening Four excellent studies have demonstrated that Cordyceps sinensis helps to lower total cholesterol by 10 to 21% and triglycerides by 9 to 26%. At the same time it helps to increase HDL-cholesterol (“good cholesterol”) by 27 to 30% (Reference 1, Chapter “Effects on blood lipid metabolism and arteriosclerosis”, pages 299 – 301).

The Promise of “Cordyceps Sinensis”

The Promise of “Cordyceps Sinensis” | 2012 The Awakening Four excellent studies have demonstrated that Cordyceps sinensis helps to lower total cholesterol by 10 to 21% and triglycerides by 9 to 26%. At the same time it helps to increase HDL-cholesterol (“good cholesterol”) by 27 to 30% (Reference 1, Chapter “Effects on blood lipid metabolism and arteriosclerosis”, pages 299 – 301).

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