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Research: Why do Ants Bites Cause Pain?

Research: Why do Ants Bites Cause Pain?

Scientists have given the reason why there is such a sharp pain due to the bite of an ant. Scientists say that ant teeth are made of zinc. They are finer than human hair. They are so sharp that they can cut even tough leaves. Their teeth are as heavy as 8 percent of their body weight.

Researchers from the University of Oregon did research on the mandibular teeth of ants. These are the teeth that protrude out of the body of the ant. The goal of the research is to find out how these teeth work. During the research, it is surprising that the teeth are made of zinc.

Zinc gives strength
Scientists are trying to find out whether strong tools can be made like their teeth. Researcher Robert Scofield says many things are understood from the properties of ant teeth. For example, if you put a layer of zinc on plastic or aluminum, then it can become very hard.

Learning from teeth can be used in electronic goods
Researcher Devraj says, with the help of technology, we want to find out, how the zinc layer is deposited in the ant’s teeth and how the teeth become strong. Research has revealed that zinc molecules make it stronger and the risk of damage decreases. Learning from this, electronics items can be made, which can be stronger than before.

When an ant bites, it releases formic acid into the skin along with its saliva/sting. Due to which burning, itching and swelling also arise around that (affected) area. Medical science gives it the name of anaphylaxis. There is severe swelling and pain.

Ants are considered to be the smallest animals in the world, but they also have their own characteristics. Their own communication is no less bizarre in itself. Perhaps you will be surprised to know that there are more than 15 thousand unique types of ants found in the countries of the world. Half-inch-long flying blue ants are found in Siberia, Russia, which often suck the juice of sweet-sweet fruits.

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