In the forests of Papua New Guinea, fungal spores infect ants and compel them to crawl upwards and glue themselves to the undersides of leaves. With the ant glued in place, the fungus continues to grow and uses the ants body as food, eventually forcing a stalk with spore sacs through the ant's head, before exploding to shed more spores throughout the forest.
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