Brave Wilderness: Coyote Peterson Stung by a Bullet Ant in Costa Rica


In this episode of Breaking Trail, Coyote Peterson takes on the Bullet Ant Challenge and is stung by the most painful insect sting in the world.

The Bullet Ant, Paraponera clavata, is a species of ant known for its potent sting. In fact according to the The Schmidt Pain Index, developed by Dr. Justin Schmidt, an entomologist, which compares the pain of various different insect stings, the Bullet Ant is the most painful insect sting in the world.

The Bullet Ant inhabits humid lowland rainforests in Central America from Nicaragua and the extreme east of Honduras, Costa Rica and as far south as Paraguay, South America.


In this episode of On Location, Coyote tries out an insect sting antidote just after being stung by a Bullet Ant!

See also …

stingpainindex.greatbighornet.com

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