It was discovered last year I guess, but it's just now being spotlighted in the news for some reason. It turns it's prey into zombies, and then eats it alive. Pretty messed up, if you ask me.
From this article: "Dementor wasps inject venom into cockroach prey, right in the belly, rendering it a "passive zombie,""
As far as I'm concerned, Thailand can keep this thing. Regular wasps are scary enough.
Wasp turns prey into zombies... thoughts?
What Guys Said 19
if THAT scares you, then i should keep my mouth shut about the zombie fungus called Ophiocordyceps unilateralis.
Essentially it attacks ants. If an ant is infected, the fungus goes for the brain as it ages and takes controll (making the ant act like a zombie). When the fungus is fully grown, it makes the ant go for a suitable place the fungus can spread further. Then the ant dies.
Oh, that's not so bad. Just compare it to the giant hornet, they've killed a few people. And now it's time for some pictures
oh, I'll add the last one as a bonus
In summary, wasps are wankers0
I... hate... wasps...
I'm allergic to wasp stings. First time I got stung in my lower arm, entire lower arm covered in red bumps. Second time in the side of my head. Became all swollen and couldn't open my left eye for half a week, so if you see a zombie that's constantly bumping into stuff then that's most likely me! 😂1
FUCK WHY WORLD?
Two days ago I was dreaming about being stung by a massive wasp/bee.
TODAY THEY RELEASE THIS?
oh fuck NOPE1
Well, based on Dead Rising, you just need to spontaneously produce a jar from somewhere and you can capture them.0
scary... i'd not try it0
Am I the only one who finds it beautiful and fascinating?1
Daymn that's scary stuff0
Mmmm it would make for some good medicinal stew.0
I definitely could have gone the night without seeing this 😳1
sounds like its just drugging its prey with its venom its not like its some sort of virus1
That's pretty cool0
Why would you post something like that?
They're all the way in Thailand so don't worry - Hell, I'm Vietnam right now and I don't care.0
Really? Where? Cause I've been looking for Zombies to hunt. hehehehe0
It just paralyzes it you moron0
What your point?0
What Girls Said 1
Many animals possed venom that incapacitates the victim. Some can completely paralyze you.
Its a fucked up world0
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