The Zombie Ant Fungus (Ophiocordyceps unilateralis) is an entomopathogen, or an insect-pathogenising fungus. The fungus uses its spores to infect Carpenter ants. Infected ants leave their canopy nests and foraging trails for the
forest floor, an area with a temperature and humidity suitable for
fungal growth; they then use their mandibles to affix themselves to a major vein on the underside of a leaf, where the ant will remain until its eventual death. The process leading to mortality takes 4–10 days, and includes a reproductive stage where fruiting bodies grow from the ant’s head, rupturing to release the fungus’s spores.
2:45 am: cat vomits on me
5 am: i have to wake up
5:50 am: “it’s raining rly hard all the freeway exits are blocked” “idk maybe we should stop somewhere and wait out the rain” “nah we can get home”
6:50 am: my father drives our car into waist high water (it wasn’t rly his fault)
7:00 am: sitting on the roof of my car , in the middle of this water. there’s a bayou right next to us completely flooded. we’re right by the sewage processing plant. it’s flooded.
7:20 am: wade through the sewage bayou water. my sister tripped. i laughed
7:30: sit on street corner for 4 h ou r s
11:30: imm finally home
3:30 pm: wake up from impromptu 4 hour nap , feels bad man .
8:00 pm: do like half the homework i was supposed to
10:00 pm: :^) cat barfs on me
She appears to now be taking auditions. Poor Ant-Man was out the door before he even got to do some cool ant stuff to win her heart. And the worst part about this new Robin infatuation is that it’s not even the cool old Robin that wore green panties and elf slippers. I’ve begged her to help me draw that one and she won’t have it. Harper and Dad collaboration #4.