africa driver ants kill human

Pardon the inaccuracies and the fact that this video is from Spike, I thought this was kind of interesting on how Siafu can kill a person. Yes, we are talking about the most dangerous ants in the world today; the types of ants that we should stay away from.

The only ant that could potentially devour you is Siafu, the African driver ant. Unless of course you live in east Africa. Using their powerful cutting jaws, driver ants attack everything in their path, including snakes, birds, mammals, and even human beings.

Habitat: India, Sri Lanka, Southern Asia, Northern Australia, Melanesia. However, if they bite you as a group, that can be dangerous due to the alkaloids in their venom. These ants usually move in a swarm of millions of ants per nest, and they cut and eat anything that stand in their way.
Their bites hurt, a lot. The ants live in open habitats by nesting in bush land, woodland, and dry open forests which is surrounded by gravel and sandy soil. You have entered an incorrect email address!

They are very capable of consuming a human being, but the person must be weakened first. Siafu ants only attack if you stand in their way. The sting from bullet ants will cause pain as well as effect to the nervous system which might cause muscle spasm. Pony Ants aka Green-Head Ants are well known for their metallic appearance which varies from purple to even reddish-violet.

These are very dangerous ants to humans since they always attack in groups. This type of ants looks like wasp except they don’t have wings, and they have very large eyes. Although the scene slightly exaggerates their ability to devour human flesh (the ants kill and eat two Soviet soldiers in a matter of minutes), they are more or less accurately described by Indiana Jones as “big damn ants.”. The ants use the venom as defense mechanism to kill animals like horned lizards. Usually, these ants attack victims that are way larger than them fearlessly.

The surprising thing is that the workers of army ants are blind, so they are not afraid to attack anything in their way. That is not all, the pain from the sting sustain by the victim for over 24 hours. With the combination of enormous passion for writing and curiosity, research has been done every day to provide new topics and interesting things for her amazing readers. Fire ants are becoming more and more of a problem in the warmer parts of the United States. Mostly, deaths from these ants are because of the allergic reaction. Most of them do not only run down the trunk to the ground to attack but also jump out of tree onto you as well. Driver ant queens can grow up to two inches long, and are known as the largest ants in the world. They kill humans incidentally by entering the lungs and causing suffocation. They can number up to 22 million at a time. Then you should probably worry. Bullet ants are not only among the most dangerous ants but also the animals with the most powerful sting.
There are over 200 species of fire ants, and the common thing that these species share is the burning skin effect after stings. Many species of driver ant are known to coordinate and carry out “raids” on neighboring colonies of insects, like termites. Sign in|Recent Site Activity|Report Abuse|Print Page|Powered By Google Sites.

These aggressive ants have powerful rugged jaws that can tear apart the prey in just seconds.

But if you’re unable to get away, (if you have a broken leg for example) then the ants can quickly overwhelm you and cause you to suffocate. This type of ants does not have a nest, they swarm around to look for food. Their bites are so powerful that certain tribes in Africa intentionally have driver ants bite them as a way to close open wounds instead of stitches. Worker siafu ants have bigger jaw sizes with greater strength as well as stinging capabilities.

7.) Goes by many names, Jack Jumper Ant is also known as Jumping Jack, Hopper Ant, or Jack Jumper. It all begins when a newly mated queen gets attracted by the scent from acacia tree and started nesting inside one.

The one good thing about these dangerous ants is that they usually live in the wild instead of sharing the house with us. Yeah, that’s scary.

The colony will stay put for a couple of days only when the queen has laid eggs. During the attack, bulldog ants will hold on to its victim with long, toothed mandibles, then curl its body underneath. The name is not so persuasive enough to make people believe that they are one of the most dangerous ants. The queen nibbles into the thorn to lay 15 to 20 eggs to produce the first generation of workers. The African driver ant is similar to the New World army ant (Eciton). Siafu Ant stings, but their fierce shearing jaws are their main weapons.

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