“ The combined weight of ants in the Brazilian Amazon is thought to be four times greater than the combined mass of all of the mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians there."
Did I ever tell you about the time I was bit by a '24' ant?
It is a large, black ant measuring a up to 2 inches or so. It not only bites with pincers but stings with its wasp like tail. It feels as if it tears skin away while biting and does cause slight bleeding. The toxin it injects with its stinger is like liquid fire and quickly causes the entire muscle area where bitten to burn for several hours, thus ,called the 24 ant, or sometimes , the bullet ant. It wont kill you, but for 24 hours you will wish it had!
I know this from personal experience as I have been bitten by one. Jewel has been bitten several times and Josh was bitten twice in one night.
So, did I ever tell you about the time I was bit by one?
No? And I never will either!