Sunday, June 17, 2012

Tarantula with strange, antler-like fungal appendages

Tarantula with strange, antler-like fungal appendages:


This unhappy fellow is a tarantula that has been colonized by cordyceps, a fungus that "invades and eventually replaces the host tissue." Paging Mr Mieville, your subconscious mind is manifesting again.

Tarantula infected with Cordyceps (i.imgur.com)

(via Super Punch)






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