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ZOMBIE ANTS: A PARASITIC FUNGUS MANIPULATES AN ANT, FILLING ITS HEAD WITH FUNGAL CELLS AND CHANGING ITS MUSCLES SO THE ANT CAN GRAB A LEAF IN A DEATH GRIP JUST WHEN AND WHERE THE FUNGUS WANTS IT. THE RESEARCHERS FOUND THAT THEIR LAST BITES TOOK PLACE AROUND NOON, INDICATING THEY ARE SYNCHRONIZED TO EITHER THE SUN OR A RELATED CUE LIKE TEMPERATURE OR HUMIDITY. 

ZOMBIE ANTS: A PARASITIC FUNGUS MANIPULATES AN ANT, FILLING ITS HEAD WITH FUNGAL CELLS AND CHANGING ITS MUSCLES SO THE ANT CAN GRAB A LEAF IN A DEATH GRIP JUST WHEN AND WHERE THE FUNGUS WANTS IT. THE RESEARCHERS FOUND THAT THEIR LAST BITES TOOK PLACE AROUND NOON, INDICATING THEY ARE SYNCHRONIZED TO EITHER THE SUN OR A RELATED CUE LIKE TEMPERATURE OR HUMIDITY.