Fireant Sting Relieves Arthritis pain,Beenthere

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by loosewire, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. loosewire

    Thread Starter AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 25, 2008
    From an old post I found the statement made by
    Benethere.Would like to add an experience. I was
    not worried about getting stung because of experience.
    So bare footed I crumbled a cheese burger on top of my left
    foot and waited for fireants to come and feed.after about 10
    minutes fireants approached to feed. As I waited the fireants
    disappeared under my foot, No ants appeared to eat the cheeseburger
    so I waited for a while,I had to keep still because any movement would
    cause them to sting,So I waited,after a while I started to get a sensation
    In my body then my head started to feel different. I did not know what
    was going on,so as much as I wanted to wait to see the fireants
    on my foot eating cheese burger I had to stop.My summary was that
    the fireant were using there juices to break down my soft flesh
    between my toes,and this substance was entering my body going to my brain.
    The sting come from the rear,the breakdown of flesh Is done with
    the mouth of the fireant.
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2009
  2. maxpower097

    Well-Known Member

    Feb 20, 2009
    I've heard of people using bee stings as therapy for arthritis and other ailments. Something about the poison helping blood flow or something like that.
  3. beenthere

    Retired Moderator

    Apr 20, 2004
    Not sure about bee stings, as they have lots of odd proteins and give some people massive histamine attacks.

    Fire ant stings are mostly formic acid. They leave a little pussy bleb and it hurts where you get the sting, but your arthritis is relieved for a few hours.
  4. gerty

    AAC Fanatic!

    Aug 30, 2007
    Maybe it just takes your mind off of it :):)
  5. jpanhalt

    AAC Fanatic!

    Jan 18, 2008
    Yes, some call it formication.

    As with any natural product, the venom may be mostly formic acid, but it's the other stuff to which one can be allergic. The real risk is from hypersensitivity reactions, the occurrence of which is unpredictable.

  6. loosewire

    Thread Starter AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 25, 2008
    I was on the edge of that unpredictable occurrence.Later on I came across
    an In ground hornets nest,I took my camera to get before pictures.Like they
    sting and lives In the ground I'll treat It like a fireant mound.Tried to get close
    for good pictures,they chase me down like a dog stung me three times,It was a
    throbbing pain for 12 hours.Went back at night and subdued the nest. I knew to
    be really quick,but after I could walk up to the nest,because my thing had worked.
    I reenforced things for a couple days,since I was doing another project I had to
    have It moved. I really wanted to move It on my terms,but time run out,but
    I can say I had a hornets nest under control for a couple of days. This has little appeal
    to people that don't do outdoors research.When I meet people I tell them about
    Texas Or Bust.The other day I met a lady with Texas accent,are you from Texas
    she said yes,my son Is a Texas Ranger.She offered her moral support,asked what
    I needed.I told her I need a concensus of people to believe In what I was doing,
    what ever that means-TEXAS OR BUST. She took my Information. You never know.