Watch ants shoot acid at a person's hand


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/08/22/watch-ants-shoot-acid-at-a-per.html


#2

ANTi-aircraft fire?


#3

Ah, formic acid. The original ANTacid.

…I’m not sorry.


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#5

This is what taxonomists call “argentum iecit” (literally the “money shot”).


#6

Ok, I want this in the Ant-man & the Wasp flick now. MAKE IT HAPPEN MARVEL!!!


#7

Could you pickle vegetables with it? Asking for a friend…


#8

I am skeptical of this fact. I can’t tell if it’s because it’s actually false, or if the presentation as a meme is making me think it’s a joke I just don’t get…


#9

If it floats…

Boy ant


#10

I just got that. Damn it, I can be thick sometimes.


#11

I think I am worse off in every way from knowing this.


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NokRdiB


#13

All fun and ant games until BUG BATTERIES!


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#15

IF IT SINKS:


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‘Formic acid’ is ‘Ameisensäure’ in German which translates to ‘ant acid’.


#17

These guys again?!?


#18

ants are cool as hell, also:

*Technically the plasma bugs from the movie are more accurate representations of how these ants shoot formic acid but there’s no good short clips of those alien bugs in youtube.


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