Sep 26, 2011
The world’s most dangerous life hidden in Brazil’s rainforest, but the enemy that ants there are facing is one of the most sinister. Pennsylvania State University’s scientists recently discovered four new species of fungi in the area, they are shocked that these fungi can infect ants and take over their body and, in an environment suitable for growth, then kill the ants for living and growing. According to scientists, these fungi can destroy the whole colony and turn it into cemetery of groups of ants. A large number of dead ants are twisted and tightly bite into the leaf veins with their jaw, which is their last action before the death, this action can provide a safe place for the fungus and fungus will re-release spores to infect other ants.