Cordyceps fungus converts ants into zombie

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This cordyceps fungus attack their body and their mind

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After some days this fungus erupts from the ant heads

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It takes three weeks to grow.  

After growing this fungus burst deadly spores into air and affect near ants or other insects.

This fungus not only attack ants.

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They also attack different flys, small insects etc.

cordyceps mushrooms can improve athletic performance, boost immune function, and even fight cancer

So while these fungi might be creepy, they could also be beneficial for your health!