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#1 shiftingshadows

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Posted 17 July 2022 - 02:14 PM

"Zombie fly fungus lures healthy male flies to mate with female corpses
 
 
A unique fungus survives by 'bewitching' male flies into mating with dead female flies. The longer a female fly carcass has lain and rotted, the greater the male's lust."
 
Another example of a "lower" life form controlling a "higher" life form

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