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Old 01-27-2009   #1
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There are a very large number of fungal infections to be found in the world, though not all on human beings and for sure to be glad that this is one that isn't. These are the results of a Katydid, having ingested spores from the Cordyceps fungi or what was once a Katydid. Cordyceps infection is also called "Summit Disease" and there are thousands of species of Cordyceps, each one specifically targeting a specific species of insect.

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Very informative information and series. It would make a great sci-fi horror movie
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Very informative information and series. It would make a great sci-fi horror movie
As a matter of fact, the old television series The X Files had an episode somewhat similar where a fungus did attack humans in a similar way!

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Ken, those are some fine shots! Cheers, Bill P.
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Howdy neighbor! Well your pretty close anyway.

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I got goosebumps from these pics.
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awesome Ken,, like said,, it looks like something from a scifi movie
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I got goosebumps from these pics.
Some I won't say all, fungal spores are haploid (1n) haveing only one set of chromosomes. Haploid spore have a small habit, though I may be mistaken, of mutating. Lets just hope the don't mutate to higher animals, eh?

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awesome Ken,, like said,, it looks like something from a scifi movie
It would possibly make a good one, since these are the real "body snatchers!"

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