Question of the Week / Re: QotW - 21.11.28 - Why do ant bites hurt so much?« on: 24/11/2021 15:18:41 »
Latin name for an ant is formica - from which we get formic acid HCOOH. Different species inject various amounts when attacked or to kill their prey. Some people are allergic but even if you have no secondary reaction, it's a powerful acid and causes tissue damage.
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