Cicadas stoned off their asses

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Cicadas stoned off their asses

Postby bangstrom on August 22nd, 2020, 4:25 am 

"This Parasite Drugs Its Hosts With the Psychedelic Chemical in Shrooms
It also makes their butts fall off.

Greg Boyce looked at all the chemicals found in the white fungal plugs of the various cicadas. And to his shock, he found that the banger-wings were loaded with psilocybin—the potent hallucinogen found in magic mushrooms."

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/arc ... ts/566324/
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