tilthat:

TIL Ants use “social immunization” – if one is infected with a fungus, they still lick the ant, spreading it throughout the colony. This practice both kills some of the spores, and builds immune resistance.

via reddit.com

except for the anti-licker ants who believe licking the fungus-infected ant causes antism and antiphrenia and the anti-licker ants then shame the antistics and antiphrenics making them feel like shit because no way would they ever want colony immunity at the cost of possibly having an antistic or antiphrenic ant in their midst