Steven Hart

Ceridwen Lloyd ceridwen@internode.on.net
Wed, 21 Dec 2016 19:25:19 PST
Not to mention Hopper Ants / Jumping Jacks (Myrmecia pilosula) - ill-tempered little buggers

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> On 22 Dec 2016, at 1:24 pm, Steven Hart <hartsentwine.australia@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Haha I didn't mean to traumatise you guys !  I'm fascinated by them & have
> seen red bull dog ants kill & tare apart full size grasshoppers in the bulb
> garden. Pretty handy little fellas to say the least lol.
> Here is a couple of photos. You don't ever want to be bitten if your
> strolling through the rainforest. Ive copped a sting from both & the pain
> is simply unfathomable !!!!! A girlfriends large bullmastiff size dog
> wandered across a nest once & got a few stings on the tummy & it went into
> chronic shock & shivered for over an hour in excruciating pain. All I could
> do was plunge its tummy into a freezing creek & try to reduce the venom
> movement to save its life.
> 
> AUSTRALIAN RED BULL DOG ANT
> https://bing.com/images/search/…
> 
> AUSTRALIAN JUMPING ANT
> http://oocities.org/brisbane_ants/images/…
> 
> 
>> On 21 December 2016 at 21:49, Jane Sargent <jane@deskhenge.com> wrote:
>> 
>> I and my family are still shuddering at the concept of inch-long jumping
>> ants with stingers.
>> Jane
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