Unbelievable!! Read This Story Of Crazy Ants Who Commit Suicide After Getting Drunk
I know in one or the other you have heard the stories of zombies. Perhaps you have watched a movie that contains these creatures as the main villains. These are usually animals or people that have been infected. When they die, they resurrect-sought of –and want to feed on other living organisms, especially humans infecting them with the disease or the abnormality.
In my today’s extraordinary article, I will talk about some ants that become infected and become a zombie. Yes! You heard it well, zombie ants! These ants are said to get infected, and then they lose their sense of control before committing a suicide-like death. Basing on a made mid last year, it is said that these ants, famously known as the carpenter ant, are infected by certain microorganisms hence causing this weird behavior. It is outlined that a microbe of a family of fungi takes advantage of the inability seen in these insects- they lack any proven defense mechanism or any agility- and they colonize them.
After infestation, it is said that this fungus, this insane behavior. These incapacitated ants are made to go up most of the trees. You will find almost all if not all the affected insects are trying to be in the topmost part of the plant. From this region, they are also made to attack the tree by biting the leaves or the branches. A very unusual trait that was also witnessed is that all the ants tried biting the plant facing downwards, causing many to think that the fungi cause a geo-related disability.
A lot of scientific research is being done to help find out the main cause of this phenomenon. Some suggested that maxillary muscles found in the mouth region are the ones that are often affected since some of the insect deposits were found there. After killing the host ant, the fungi disembarks from their bodies in search of new prey.