Horrific Education Day:
Cordyceps is a kind of fungus. What it basically does is infect its host, then slowly replace the tissue of the host with the fungus. It actually works very similar to a fossilization process, but with fungus instead of mud.
There is also a relatively newly famous kind of Cordyceps that takes control of it’s host body, then makes the host climb to the highest point it can, then kill it so it can spread its spores farther. It’s found in Brazil while most others are found in various parts of Asia, however, they’re all over the world.
In those pictures from top to bottom: tarantula, grasshopper, tarantula, ant, ant.
Up next, HUMANS!