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Paraponera clavata (ant genus) has the most painful sting of all Hymenoptera (sawflies, wasps, bees, ants). The sting is "waves of burning, throbbing, all-consuming pain that continues unabated for up to 24 hours"--according to some victims, equal to being shot. The venom's poneratoxin is a paralyzing neurotoxic peptide that affects voltage-dependent sodium ion channels and blocks the synaptic transmission in the central nervous system. It is being investigated for possible medical…

Paraponera clavata, or the lesser giant hunting ant (also known as the bullet ant, or conga ant), inhabits the humid lowland rainforests from Nicaragua to Paraguay. Delivers the most powerful sting known, with pain lasting 24 hours after being stung.

Tell this story- Remember that YOU are an ant-sized person watching (or being part of the group).

Tell this story- Remember that YOU are an ant-sized person watching (or being part of the group). Cool picture too!

Up close and personal with ants: Photographer's macro shots show insects in bizarre spots Russian snapper Andrey Pavlov lured his subjects on to mugs and tables by tempting them with honey and fruit..

Up close and personal with ants: Photographer's macro shots show insects in bizarre spots

Up close and personal with ants: Photographer's macro shots show insects in bizarre spots Russian snapper Andrey Pavlov lured his subjects on to mugs and tables by tempting them with honey and fruit.

Natural Ways to Control or Exterminate Ants

Natural Ways to Control or Exterminate Ants

Unfair, they have SIX legs! Photographer uses skill (and patience) to capture…

Unfair, they have SIX legs! Photographer uses skill (and patience) to capture ants playing football

On the 'ead: Patient Mr Pavlov said there was something about the shots that made it seem like he was watching a real game in a big stadium

Photo: Irina Kozorog. http://rosphoto.com/a_irina_kozorog

Photo: Irina Kozorog. http://rosphoto.com/a_irina_kozorog

El jardín casi infinito de Lee Pei Ling  Esta serie de fotografías ha sido realizada por la fotógrafa malaya Lee Pei Ling en el jardín de su casa.   Utilizando la macrofotografía busca encontrar características humanas en estos pequeños insectos al fotografiarlos.   Un trabajo con resultados realmente sorprendentes, teniendo en cuenta el pequeño y reducido espacio que ha utilizado.

This is A Bug's Life, mixed with a dash of zen meditation, as Malaysian photographer Lee Pei Ling brings almost human characteristics to these tiny creatures, each measuring just millimeters in length.

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Photograph:Ants, like all other insects, have segmented bodies divided into three major regions. The head bears one pair of antennae; the middle section, or thorax, anchors six jointed legs; and the abdomen contains digestive and reproductive organs.

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