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Offline Palulu Camping

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Identification 1 duim mier | Paraponera clavata (Formicidae)
« on: Mon, 01 June 2015, 03:11:36 PM »
Location: Palulu Camping - Zanderij -  in my bathroom at night
Date: 11-03-2015
Size: 1 duim
« Last Edit: Tue, 11 April 2017, 01:42:12 AM by Auke »

Offline Auke

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Re: Identification 1 duim mier
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 24 January 2016, 01:36:34 AM »
I'm not an ant specialist, but I'm inclined to say Paraponera clavata, the bullet ant. I have seen that species on Palulu camping on one of my stays there. This large ant is known for its extremely painful sting (comparable to being shot with a bullet), so I would advise against picking it up with your bare fingers... The entrance of their nest is a hole in the ground at the base of a small tree.

Cheers, Auke

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Re: Identification 1 duim mier | ?Paraponera clavata (Formicidae)
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 11 April 2017, 01:41:52 AM »
I got a confirmation by an ant specialist that this is indeed extremely likely a Paraponera clavata. If picking it up would make you roll on the ground screaming in agony, the ID would be confirmed... ::) ;D

Cheers, Auke