Yes, I'm sure that's what you all are thinking.
That's definitely what I'm thinking.
So I recently caught a colony of Tapinoma sessile, otherwise known as The Big Stinkies or Other Ruler of the Suburban Household (The other is Camponotus pennsylvanicus). Apparently they like to die. A lot.
There were a lot of red flags walking into this that I ignored. The first one being the fact that they're escape artists. Lo and behold, almost half the colony escaped during moving (don't worry I got them all in). Then, when I was sucking them up, my lungs hurt. They hurt a lot. So I might've forgotten that Tapinoma sessile can produce that acid-kind-of thing, so let's just leave it as my walk home was filled with spittle and coughing. Also they're household pests. Arguably worse than Camponotus I've heard. I've also seen a lot of people here complain about them. Haha, I bet I disappointed a lot of people who clicked on this thinking they were gonna find some cool species like Dolichoderus plagiatus. Get fooled, it was stinky ol' sessile!
"90% sure i know have some of these ants and brood in my lungs"
-Me, about 5 hours ago
Anyways, here are some low quality photos I took of the colony, they're 2 queen 30ish workers by the way:
(I'll insert some later, my computer does not want to work with me today.)