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The insanely painful sting of the bullet ant

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Bullet ants (Paraponera clavata) have the most intense sting of any insect -- but what makes it so painful? Emily Graslie from Brainscoop invited Dr. Corrie Moreau to walk us through how she extracts their venom to learn more about the chemistry of this remarkable species.

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