Parasites that perform chemical ‘mind control’ .. (See, I’m not just paranoid ;-)

New Scientist article: Parasites brainwash grasshoppers into death dive. There is also a video link in this article, but the dialogue is in French.

More detailed: Do hairworms (Nematomorpha) manipulate the water seeking
behaviour of their terrestrial hosts?

(Anyone able to find more info about these behavior-altering ‘enslaver’ fungi? Even Google’s drawing a blank…)


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