Research Finds Cicadas are Tripping on Psilocybin

Scientists discovered Massospora over 100 years ago. It’s a fungus that infects cicada bugs, eating away at their insides and, um, turning their butts into a large mass of fungi spores that kind of shakes off and infects other cicadas. Nature is wild, yo.

Also wild is the fact that the fungus, while actively consuming cicadas from the inside out, still causes them to try to mate like crazy, despite their genitals being replaced by the spores, reproductive units created by the fungi which can…

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