Zombie Ant Fungus

Art 5-26-15 (19)

There is a bizarre fungus that turns carpenter ants into zombies and gets them to die in a place that’s perfect for the fungus to grow and reproduce.  These sketchbook drawings are of several ants who fell victim to this very specialized fungus.

Markers in Canson Earthbound toned sketchbook.

For more info on this fungus, it’s lifecycle and the effects it has on ants:  http://www.livescience.com/5631-zombie-ants-controlled-fungus.html

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5 thoughts on “Zombie Ant Fungus

  1. You know way back, when I was at Prentice Hall designing textbooks I recall photos of ants with horrid stuff growing off their backs – ewww. You, Leslie have taken the ewww out and made the entire process almost lovely and charming to gaze upon!
    Perhaps, me thinks you should teach 🙂
    am:)

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