The top of this large, black ant’s head is cracked open, and a pulsing, brown growth twists up out of the gap.
Giant Ant Spore Zombie CR 3
Str 18, Dex 10, Con —, Int 10, Wis 13, Cha 17
Base Atk +3; CMB +7 (+11 grapple), CMD 18 (26 vs. trip)
Feats Improved Initiative, Lightning Reflexes, ToughnessB
Skills Climb +19, Perception +12, Stealth +7, Survival +9; Racial Modifiers +4 Perception, +4 Survival
Languages Abyssal (can’t speak)
Organization solitary or bloom (2–12)
There are certain evil fungal creatures (such as fungus queens, but also rare fungal growths or extraplanar blights upon the wild) that can infest vermin with spores that have been infused with sinister power and negative energy.
These foul spores grow quickly in the body of a dead vermin, eventually bursting from its head to form disturbing, antler-like growths. At the same time, the spores animate the vermin as an intelligent undead creature.
These are then known as spore zombies.
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 6 © 2017, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Robert Brookes, Benjamin Bruck, John Compton, Paris Crenshaw, Adam Daigle, Crystal Frasier, James Jacobs, Thurston Hillman, Tim Hitchcock, Brandon Hodge, Jason Keeley, Isabelle Lee, Jason Nelson, Tim Nightengale, F. Wesley Schneider, David Schwartz, Mark Seifter, Todd Stewart, Josh Vogt, and Linda Zayas-Palmer.