Crematogaster do not have formic acid. They have another venom that they exude on the tips of their stingers, and that is what you inhaled.
Sweet! I currently have a colony of Crematogaster lineolata with 2 queens, 4 alate females, and over 150 workers. I collected them with my aspirator and trust me, it was one of my biggest regrets! They actually have formic acid, and that stuff is horrible on your lungs! I went to bed that night coughing a madman and I almost had an asthma attack! I don't recommend anyone do that!
Edited by NickAnter, June 12 2019 - 6:28 AM.