PrinceCampbell
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Infected tarantula spider
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.
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THIS IS THE CRAZIEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN. I didn't even know that spiders could get infections or parasites, etc. I thought the only thing that could kill a spider was the bottom of someone's shoe and/or a flame thrower.
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@danidee ROFL!!!! Those are pretty effective ways esp flame thrower Lol!!! That cracked me up! 馃榾
2 years agoReply
@2Distracted I appreciate that you appreciate my silly. :D
2 years agoReply
EEEH THIS STUFF. THE NIGHTMARES COMETH.
2 years agoReply
wow..looks like a scene from a sci-fi movie --
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