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Parasitic Cordyceps Fungus

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May 29th, 2007 at 10:44 am TopMonkey says:

"There are literally thousands of different types of Cordyceps Fungi, and each specializes in just one species..." Is there one for humans? Man, I hate it when things grow out of my head.

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May 29th, 2007 at 11:54 am p00pd0g says:

I am really, REALLY unsure if I believe any of that...

May 29th, 2007 at 12:42 pm penwords says:

Seriously, it's a clip from a Nature/NOVA/Eyewitness documentary or something. I remember watching it on PBS because I was trying to figure out if that was really John Cleese narrating. I'm pretty sure it's true.

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May 29th, 2007 at 1:10 pm bluerocker says:

This is why I took classes in Biology and can't get any stranger than real life.
Mother Nature ROCKS!

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May 29th, 2007 at 2:15 pm nika says:

Oh, you better believe it- I've seen a termite colony infested by Cordyceps, and to be honest it didn't look scary until I examined it under magnifying glass..
They infest only insects and other arthropods but as creepy as they look they are used in production of immunosuppressants used as after transplant therapy in humans..
*insert nerd icon here* :P

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May 29th, 2007 at 2:31 pm p00pd0g says:

Very good nika...I wish I knew that much about parasites.

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May 29th, 2007 at 2:41 pm bre_12_94 says:

yes very good nika
i wish i knew that much.....ok not really

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May 29th, 2007 at 3:50 pm twan says:

i wouldn't want that

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May 29th, 2007 at 4:21 pm Wheelnut says:

very interesting, do you have any more?
clips about nature-stuff that is...

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May 29th, 2007 at 4:34 pm OMG Pancakes says:

dig your own grave the learning website.