Cool Animal of the Day: The Bullet Ant

Posted: January 16, 2018 in Animals, Nature, Things I Love

Take a look at that Bullet Ant, man. The Bullet Ant is badass. Why? Because the world’s most painful insect sting belongs to the Bullet Ant, that’s why. It is also the world’s largest ant, and that bite just happens to be venomous. Yowza. A worker ant can be over 1-inch long and looks like a wingless wasp. These little dudes have reddish-brown hair and are much hairier than other related ants. Bullet ants are most likely to be found in Central and South America. Finally, why is it called a Bullet Ant, you ask? From the shot of intense pain that it delivers, that’s why. Feels like a damn bullet. It’s sting can also produce agonizing effects in the recipient for up to 24-hours. According to the Schmidt Sting Pain Index (I included a chart below because that’s what high quality blogs do) the Bullet Ant is rated at a Level 4, the highest level of freakin’ pain. Sweet Mother. Anywho, Bullet Ant.

Gimme a holler.

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