I scoured Youtube for some of the best Cordyceps videos I could find, that showcase the amazing properties of this fungus. The name Cordyceps comes from the Latin root words, “cord” and “ceps,” meaning, “club” and “head,”
This video originally from the Planet Earth series shows a species of Cordyceps in action as it sprouts from a bullet ant. As the video states, there are thousands of variations (others say only hundreds) which each specialize in one species. In the video, you get to see several insects sprouting Cordyceps fungus after being infected. Some may find this off-putting, but others will see the almost magical nature of the world in it.