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Bullet ant

Bullet ant
Species: Paraponera clavata

Think honeybees and paper wasps have a painful sting? This ant has a jab that produces debilitating pain that can last up to 24 hours. P. clavata uses its powerful sting not only as a defensive mechanism if threatened but also as a weapon while foraging. The indigenous Sateré-Mawé people of Brazil use bullet ants in a painful initiation ritual, in which youths on the brink of manhood repeatedly don hand-woven gloves laced with dozens of live bullet ants.


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