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Dicyrtomina ornata with fungal infection

I've seen shots of this happening before, but this is the first time I've seen it personally. Oddly the infection only affects the main 'trunk' of the springtail, the head legs, and underneath are unaffected (including the furca). Presumably the infection starts in the digestive system after the fungal spores are ingested.

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