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Queen Ant ID (Pogonomyrmex maricopa) (Blythe, California) (9-17-2017)

pogonomyrmex ant id dspdrew blythe california

Best Answer gcsnelling , September 18 2017 - 3:11 PM

Yes, P. maricopa.

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#21 Offline dspdrew - Posted November 3 2018 - 8:11 PM

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Once got stung on the nipples. It was just one sting, but the pain was beyond human comprehension. Thankfully still alive to tell it.

 

Thank god you survived.



#22 Offline nurbs - Posted November 3 2018 - 8:32 PM

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Once got stung on the nipples. It was just one sting, but the pain was beyond human comprehension. Thankfully still alive to tell it.

 

Thank god you survived.

 

 

You would have been so sad.


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#23 Offline gcsnelling - Posted November 3 2018 - 9:41 PM

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They do pack a wallop alright.



#24 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted November 4 2018 - 10:06 PM

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What can it be compared too?

#25 Offline gcsnelling - Posted November 5 2018 - 3:35 AM

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A  good description is found here, number 20.

 

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#26 Offline Dukagora - Posted November 7 2018 - 8:35 AM

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Alright my initial post was sprinkled with light seasoning of sarcasm so apologies for that. Maybe it is because I am not in a region where that species is indigenous, but I figured that if it was dangerous enough to kill someone then it would be widely known how dangerous they are. Black widows, bark scorpions, brown recluse, everything in Australia, all of those things are well known it seems. Noone says watch out for those fire ants! People call them fire ants here..... Does it hurt when our locals sting? Oh yes it does. You notice it! Is the maricopa sting bad? I have no doubt. But to state that it is lethal seems a bit out of line with reality was my point. Maybe interactions are so low that noone knows? Anyway good thread! Sorry if I made anyone mad!
Sorry to hear about your nipple Nurbs. Has it recovered?

#27 Offline dspdrew - Posted November 8 2018 - 4:00 AM

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Maybe interactions are so low that noone knows?

 

I think it's just highly unlikely that someone would be stung enough times for it to kill them.


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#28 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted November 8 2018 - 12:11 PM

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People have died before I'm sure



#29 Offline FSTP - Posted November 8 2018 - 12:21 PM

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People have died before I'm sure

Its likely though they had an allergic reaction and died from anaphylaxis 


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#30 Offline gcsnelling - Posted November 8 2018 - 5:53 PM

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I looked a little bit and found no records of death from P. maricopa but there are records of allergic reaction.


Edited by gcsnelling, November 8 2018 - 5:54 PM.

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#31 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted November 9 2018 - 1:35 PM

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That doesn't change the possible death from being stung enough. But I can't imagine someone getting stung enough. It's like a choice, sit and wait to die, or brush them off and run? The pain is still incredibly bad though.



#32 Offline Dukagora - Posted November 14 2018 - 10:31 AM

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Sorry this thread got derailed dspdrew!

Edited by Dukagora, November 14 2018 - 10:33 AM.


#33 Offline FSTP - Posted November 14 2018 - 10:54 AM

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I looked a little bit and found no records of death from P. maricopa but there are records of allergic reaction.

 

 

In the records you did find was the type of allergic reaction detailed or outlined? I'd be curious to see what type of allergic reaction it was.


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#34 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted November 16 2018 - 3:28 AM

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I basically started a thread that is bigger than the actual ID thread that it was supposed to be. Sorry Drew!







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