Assassin mushrooms

in partiko •  4 months ago  (edited)

This is Cordyceps, a fungus that "controls the mind" of insects and arachnids and then kill them to grow their reproductive body.

This is Ophiocordyceps amazonica, found by Maria Ordoñes and photography @nelson.micofilo in Yasuní Nacional Park in a Ecuador.

Amazing specimen!

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