The Fungus Gnat Network is a larval lump of as many as a thousand maggots. Collectively, it feeds on poisonous mushrooms and deadly spores in the Ulpan hill country. The fungus controls the maggots like a hive mind, making them aggressive to travelers. And when the maggots become flying adults, they continue to carry toxins that endanger the area’s crops and cattle.
The Fungus Gnat Network comes from the אלף shoresh family, which governs fungus gnats and thousands.