oh god what the fuck. This image may look like something dreamed up for a surreal horror movie, but it's a real horror for the tarantula in question. This unfor
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oh god what the fuck. This image may look like something dreamed up for a surreal horror movie, but it's a real horror for the tarantula in question. This unfor

This image may look like something dreamed up for a surreal horror movie, but it's a real horror for the tarantula in question. This unfortunate arachnid is infected with Cordyceps, a parasitic fungus that replaces its host's tissue with its own.

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#9 - khearts (03/07/2013) [+] (1 reply)
anyone thought of this?
#17 - stepsword (03/08/2013) [-]
"Hey, fungus frank, I got an idea"

"What is it, fungus fred?"

"Let's attach ourselves to this one creature with 8 legs and then laugh at the irony when we render it incapable of walking properly!"

"Great idea fungus fred!"

Fungi are dicks
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User avatar #16 - emobutterfly (03/08/2013) [-]
Never thought I'd ever say this.... but poor spider.
User avatar #7 - MaelRadec (03/07/2013) [+] (1 reply)
what if it gets to humans?.... by the gods this makes me hate living on earth more and more
User avatar #18 to #7 - darkoblivion (03/08/2013) [-]
i'm sure there's worse on other habitable planets. but i have always imagined this fungus somehow starting a zombie apocalypse if it ever got to humans
#26 - Yojimbo (03/08/2013) [-]
HOLY MOTHER OF GOD
HOLY MOTHER OF GOD
User avatar #25 - thespecialone (03/08/2013) [-]
it's a mofuggin' PARAS!
User avatar #24 - captainfuckitall ONLINE (03/08/2013) [-]
Never again shall environmentalists be able to say "Plants don't hurt anyone"
#23 - lulzdealer (03/08/2013) [-]
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#21 - tehtrollface (03/08/2013) [-]
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#20 - animalsslamina (03/08/2013) [-]
That's my boy!
User avatar #19 - sxespanky (03/08/2013) [-]
Cordyceps is the world?s most researched mushroom for increasing endurance

www.amazon.com/New-Chapter-Lifeshield-Cordyceps-Co
User avatar #15 - dafiltafish (03/08/2013) [-]
poor thing.
#10 - barstoolninja (03/07/2013) [-]
nope.
nope.
#34 - linajunk (05/07/2013) [-]
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#32 - feffog (03/11/2013) [+] (1 reply)
www.scp-wiki.net/scp-679   
www.scp-wiki.net/scp-510   
reminds me of scp 679 and scp 510, both fungus related, worth a read if you cringed
www.scp-wiki.net/scp-679
www.scp-wiki.net/scp-510
reminds me of scp 679 and scp 510, both fungus related, worth a read if you cringed
User avatar #31 - reizerosystem (03/10/2013) [-]
Chinese people actually use the fungus in dishes
#2 - sweetsolitude (03/07/2013) [-]
Usually I don't have a problem with looking at spiders, but keep that thing and its fungus away from me.
Usually I don't have a problem with looking at spiders, but keep that thing and its fungus away from me.
User avatar #1 - LEAFMAN (03/07/2013) [-]
i remember seeing this a while ago

i cant remember if its a fungus or a growth defect
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