Zombie-ant fungus


Here is another new model made of 33 partsl. All printed on form2 and form3. 880mm high.
Camponotus femoratus with Ophiocordyceps camponoti-femorati

Ophiocordyceps unilateralis is an insect-pathogenic fungus, O. unilateralis infects ants. Infected hosts leave their canopy nests and foraging trails for the forest floor, an area with a temperature and humidity suitable for fungal growth; they then use their mandibles to attach themselves to a major vein of a leaf, where the host remains after its eventual death. The process leading to mortality takes 4–10 days, and includes a reproductive stage where fruiting bodies grow from the ant’s head, rupturing to release the fungus’s spores.


Nice job. Great work.


Wow. Well done. How did you do the hair? Airbrush and hand-painted?


thank you that you like the job.
The hairs are done by hand. Drilled a hole (0.3mm) for each hair and then glued each hair individually into a hole.