Spider Zombies!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 Jason Weitzel 0 Comments

Zombies in real life is what got me started down the path of writing "The Cure" in the first place. And while my zombies take some liberties on their contagion, they still follow something that is actually a real thing. It just doesn't affect humans... yet...

On a related note, it looks like scientists have found another zombie that occurs in nature. This one isn't as scary as a fungus explosion from the head of an insect, but it is close. Plus the things involved with this one are spiders and wasps, two things that most people don't like, even when they are not working together.

So whats the scoop? Basically that there is a wasp that inject the spider with something that causes it to do its (evil?) bidding. This is another example how chemicals and changes to body chemistry can control somethings thoughts and motivations. In this case, the spider decides that it would be a good idea to re-enforce its webs in order to host the wasp's cocoon.

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Sweet dreams :-)

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