Thursday, July 1, 2010

Via an LJ Friend

6 comments:

K. Brown said...

Not entirely true. :P

The ones in my garden are generally very cool about me watching them go about their business while I weed and water.

Lady Scylla said...

This is why the Gods saw fit to give us Cordycepts.

It's a parasitic fungus that infects insects, some preying specifically on wasps. It jacks up their brain, causing them to climb. Higher and higher, they're driven. And then at the tippity top of whatever they can reach they just stop - and stare.

And then they die.

And then this happens http://www.kingsnake.com/westindian/cordycepssp2.JPG

Zeta said...

That about sums up every wasp I've ever run into, yep.

The Scribbler said...

Dang! That's some nasty fungus. I'm not sure I'd even wish that on a wasp!

Frater A.I.T. said...

Wasps don't take no guff....I like that about them.


That fungus is bru-tal!

Jack Faust said...

@Ms. Brown: You would get along with wasps. LMAO.

@Scylla: That's... that's... Wow. That makes Ebola look a bit tame.