Cordyceps unilateralis is a species of entomopathogenic fungus that infects and alters the behavior of ants in order to ensure the widespread distribution of its spores. The spores enter the body of the insect through its spiracles, where they begin to consume the non-vital soft tissues. When the fungus is ready to spore, its mycelia enter the ant's brain and change how it perceives pheromones, causing the insect to climb to the top of a plant and use its mandibles to secure itself to the stem. The fungus then kills the ant, and the fruiting bodies of C. unilateralis grow from its head and explode, releasing the spores. This process takes 4 to 10 days. The species produces red naphthoquinones that possesses anti-malarial activity.
Activities include: Rock climbing, foil and saber fencing, bicycling, bicycling mechanics, fourth way, reading, smoking cigars, writing, smoking tobacco pipes, Aikido. Some restrictions may apply, not available in all areas.
Favorite Thing(s) About Albuquerque:
Location, people, climate, proximity to wilderness, sunsets
I'm sitting here in my Ethics class, and we're talking about basic human rights, property rights, etc.
You and I have never sat down and had a discussion about world views and politics. We should schedule some time - perhaps after we meet tomorrow morning - to just sit down and shoot the shit for a few hours.
//My handlebars facing away from my front wheel leads me to believe there are a few things to look at.//
Yup. That's a pretty good indicator. Hopefully it's salvageable. If not, maybe a local artist can make something cool out of it.
//Is that Danny's bike, BTW?//
Uh-uh. It's MINE. Wes from TWD helped me put it together on Monday. Let me know when you're free and I'll give you a ride.