Hello community, SHADOWSTRIKE1 here to share with you some cool (and kinda scary) info.
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Here is the article printed about it:
> “This image may look like something dreamed up for a surreal horror movie, but it’s a real horror for the tarantula in question. This unfortunate arachnid is infected with Cordyceps, a parasitic fungus that replaces its host’s tissue with its own.
> Cordyceps fungi invades its hosts (mainly arthropods), and its mycelium eventually replaces the host’s tissue. Once the arthropod is dead, cylindrical or branching growths emerge from the creature’s dead body. Some species also have mind-control capabilities, convincing the host to travel to a place where the fungus will find optimal growth conditions before the host dies.”
So we’re talking about a fungus that infects a host, changes it’s flesh, makes it grow extra limbs, and eventually mind controls the host… Yeah, sounds like some real life Flood to me!
Yep, there are lot of parasites in the nature that turn the host into a zombie. Maybe even grow some extra appendages or at least extensions to them. A timelapse of a fungus growing out of the head of an ant definitely bears some resemblance to Flood transformation from Halo.