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Can army ants kill you?

The army ants of the New World tropics and the driver ants of Africa have been depicted in fiction as very dangerous predators that may even threaten humans. While it is possible that penned animals may be killed, the ants are not generally dangerous.

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Similarly, can ants eat humans?

Some, like the Maricopa harvester ant, will kill you fast by poison: it only takes a few hundred stings for this ant to kill a human [compared to 1,500 for honeybees, assuming you are not allergic], and once one stings you, the others will follow [they smell the alarm pheromones in the sting], so death will be fast.

Additionally, how many fire ant bites will kill you? According to deShazo, the medical complications of fire ant stings can range from mild irritation at the sting site to death from a generalized allergic reaction, depending on the number of stings and the physical condition of the victim. Fire ant stings at the ant mounds or outdoors have caused at least 80 deaths.

Similarly one may ask, what are the most dangerous ants?

The most dangerous ant in the world is the bulldog ant (Myrmecia pyriformis) found in coastal regions in Australia. In attack it uses its sting and jaws simultaneously. There have been at least three human fatalities since 1936, the latest a Victorian farmer in 1988.

Are army ants real?

The workers of army ants are usually blind or can have compound eyes that are reduced to a single lens. There are species of army ants where the worker caste may show polymorphism based on physical differences and job allocations; however, there are also species that show no polymorphism at all.

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