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Fish-hook Ant

It would be unwise to walk around barefoot anywhere these guys are found.

The fish-hook ant (polyrhachis bihamata) is equipped to not only pass through skin, but to hook in and attach itself to whatever assaults it and/or stick in the throat of anything that tries to eat it.

A single ant isn’t as much of a problem as a swarm of them, who have been observed grouping together and locking themselves into one another like a sentient carpet when their colony is theatened.

Originally discovered in Cambodia (2007), you might also want to keep your shoes on in The Phillipines, Java, Laos, Sumatra, India and China.

#nimrewind October 20th 2018