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  1. Subscriberlemondrop
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    this is an index that rates the sting pain pf various insects
    from the mild sting of the sweat bee to the brilliant intense pain of the bullet ant
    the three most painful stings are from the tarantula hawk, the warrior wasp and the bullet ant which have a pain level of 4

    my most painful sting was from a yellow jacket with a pain level of 2

    any stories out there to share?

    here is a list of various insects and their sting pain level from 1-4,
    pain level 1, sweat bee, little wasp, indian jumping ant
    pain level 2, western honey bee, yellowjacket, honey wasp
    pain level 3, red headed paper wasp, red paper wasp, florida harvester ant
    pain level 4, tarantula hawk, bullet ant, warrior wasp
  2. Subscriberdivegeester
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    19 Nov '18 06:391 edit
    @lemondrop said
    this is an index that rates the sting pain pf various insects
    from the mild sting of the sweat bee to the brilliant intense pain of the bullet ant
    the three most painful stings are from the tarantula hawk, the warrior wasp and the bullet ant which have a pain level of 4

    my most painful sting was from a yellow jacket with a pain level of 2

    any stories out there to s ...[text shortened]... wasp, red paper wasp, florida harvester ant
    pain level 4, tarantula hawk, bullet ant, warrior wasp
    There was this girl once... 😢
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    19 Nov '18 07:39
    @lemondrop said
    this is an index that rates the sting pain pf various insects
    from the mild sting of the sweat bee to the brilliant intense pain of the bullet ant
    the three most painful stings are from the tarantula hawk, the warrior wasp and the bullet ant which have a pain level of 4

    my most painful sting was from a yellow jacket with a pain level of 2

    any stories out there to s ...[text shortened]... wasp, red paper wasp, florida harvester ant
    pain level 4, tarantula hawk, bullet ant, warrior wasp
    I think I'd rather be a honey wasp than a 'sweat bee', I think if I was a sweat bee I'd sting people just for the hell of it.
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    19 Nov '18 07:41
    Mind you I wouldn't mind being an Indian jumping ant; sounds like they have all the fun...
  5. SubscriberPonderable
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    19 Nov '18 08:17
    @lemondrop said
    this is an index that rates the sting pain pf various insects
    from the mild sting of the sweat bee to the brilliant intense pain of the bullet ant
    the three most painful stings are from the tarantula hawk, the warrior wasp and the bullet ant which have a pain level of 4

    my most painful sting was from a yellow jacket with a pain level of 2

    any stories out there to s ...[text shortened]... wasp, red paper wasp, florida harvester ant
    pain level 4, tarantula hawk, bullet ant, warrior wasp
    Hornet (Level 2) probably the most intense from the list living in Europe 😉
  6. SubscriberWOLFE63
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    19 Nov '18 12:59
    I must say, Florida's fire ants don't tickle.
    Thankfully, I've never had the displeasure of being stung by the dreaded "Harvester". One has to be very unlucky and/or negligent to experience one of those.
  7. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    19 Nov '18 13:05
    @lemondrop

    To the best of my recollection, I have never been stung by any insect.

    Must be a 'don't even think about it' vibe I'm putting out there.
  8. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    19 Nov '18 14:501 edit
    @ghost-of-a-duke said
    @lemondrop

    To the best of my recollection, I have never been stung by any insect.

    Must be a 'don't even think about it' vibe I'm putting out there.
    I once stepped in a wasps nest as young child out picking blueberries with with my aunt. I don't know how many times I got stung but it was a lot. My aunt took this blackish looking mud that was nearby and rubbed it all over the wasp bites. Soon the stinging and burning stopped. Lucky for me she knew just what to do, or you people would not have be fortunate enough to have me with you today. 😉

    -VR
  9. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    19 Nov '18 16:04
    @very-rusty said
    I once stepped in a wasps nest as young child out picking blueberries with with my aunt. I don't know how many times I got stung but it was a lot. My aunt took this blackish looking mud that was nearby and rubbed it all over the wasp bites. Soon the stinging and burning stopped. Lucky for me she knew just what to do, or you people would not have be fortunate enough to have me with you today. 😉

    -VR
    You would still be here sir, just lumpier.

    😀
  10. Subscriberlemondrop
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    19 Nov '18 16:25
    @very-rusty said
    I once stepped in a wasps nest as young child out picking blueberries with with my aunt. I don't know how many times I got stung but it was a lot. My aunt took this blackish looking mud that was nearby and rubbed it all over the wasp bites. Soon the stinging and burning stopped. Lucky for me she knew just what to do, or you people would not have be fortunate enough to have me with you today. 😉

    -VR
    the image of you stepping in a wasps nest is priceless
    too bad it wasn't a nest of bullet ants
  11. Standard memberchaney3
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    19 Nov '18 16:32
    @lemondrop said
    the image of you stepping in a wasps nest is priceless
    too bad it wasn't a nest of bullet ants
    Lol lol.
  12. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    19 Nov '18 19:08
    @ghost-of-a-duke said
    You would still be here sir, just lumpier.

    😀
    Can you die from wasp stings?
    Some people may die from insect venom anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction). ... Although multiple stings increase the potential danger in allergic cases, a serious or even fatal allergic reaction can (and does) occur from a single sting in a person with no known prior allergic reaction.

    -VR
  13. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    19 Nov '18 19:09
    @chaney3

    No surprise you would find that to be funny!

    -VR
  14. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    19 Nov '18 19:20
    @very-rusty said
    Can you die from wasp stings?
    -VR
    It's certainly possible, though probably quite rare.
  15. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    19 Nov '18 19:22
    @ghost-of-a-duke said
    It's certainly possible, though probably quite rare.
    One time it was rare for people to be allergic to peanuts, now the kids can't even take them to school anymore.

    Would you like to take the chance on it?

    -VR
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