Looked like a good demonstration of a chest lever cut to me - a very useful techniqueHi Ozzhaggishead, I'd just like to ask if you keep your knife finely honed?, 'cos it was your right nipple I was worried about.
I heard all sorts of story's of crazy jungle ants like the bullet ants..We have some nasty things in OZ but noting as crazy as hammock munching ant.!!!Ants here are painful but mostly harmless unless you get hit something 20 times at once.I hate the mozzies much more can carry things like Ross river fever.Also the ticks which I have had in some not so nice places..Oh yes and the leaches!!Interesting. I have seen that reaction to bug attacks often. The first sting is treated as an anomaly, the second always registers as a mass attack requiring a quick change of venue. Wise to step off camera as the next thing you probably did was to check your shorts so to speak.
Ants are the bane of my existence here in Brazil. Our local jungle has over 400 species and some of them are quite aggressive. We have had them chop a 9 inch hole in a tent, cut down a hammock off a tree, tear big chunks out of a machete sheath, cut holes through a canvas bag, etc. I got a leg-full once through a hole in my pants at the knee.
There is a species that lives in our grasslands here that creates a large loose mound of dried leaf matter, usually hidden by tall grass. If you step into it you sink in to the shin and your entire foot will be covered with them. We had a student once slip off of a trail and crash down through a pile of debris held up by a fallen tree. We pulled him out and immediately started beating him to remove about 40 +/- large "Azteca" ants that had swarmed over him. It would have made classic video as he didn't know he was covered with ants and thought it was some sort of hazing for falling off the trail.
Not sure if ants use pheremones but I say there is some kind of chemical triggers at play.Often you will get bitten a few times in short order.Thinking back the first bite was not that bad like a test second was more off a full on attack.Looked like a good demonstration of a chest lever cut to me - a very useful technique
Hi Oz - how you doing mate - long time no see. Are there pheremones released when you slap the first one that trigger an attack from others? Certainly bee alarm pheromones will do this - don't know if it works with ants?
Good point,yes really is a bite from a ant not a sting.Is it a sting or a bite?
Lol..Where is a moderator when you need one!!That's nothing. Me and the girlfriend were having some naked adult fun in the garden when I got bit on the nadgers by an ant. Almost put me off my rhythm.