STUNG by a WARRIOR WASP!



the insect sting pain index needs no new introduction in relation to the work that we do and my climb toward its summit began with a small creature known as the harvester ant this experiments into what happens from an onslaught of stings open the door to a world of pain that I would attempt to endure in the name of Education and science if you were watching this video there is a good chance you remember the velvet ants also known as a cow killer this wingless wasp is famous for having the largest stinger in the insect Kingdom a sting from that creature was intense it didn't end there this is the worst thing I've ever taken the tarantula hawk delivered as promised with a tidal wave of pain that literally put my arm into a state of paralysis and finally came the moment that the world had been waiting for the one and only pollinators ranked as having the most painful sting in the insect Kingdom it seemed as if I had conquered the sting pain index mountain I had to reach the summit I had done whispers began to drift amongst you to comment section questions began to arise as to whether or not the bulletins was truly the king of Spain these whispers turned into a haunting echo what about the warrior walks coyote have you heard about the warrior wasps are you going to be stung learning wasp Warrior walks warrior wasps warrior wasp that is an enormous nest of angry warrior wasps and a lot higher up there than I thought this is gonna definitely be tough look again double-check yeah how's your warrior wasps 100% and that nest is so big there are probably thousands of them in there all inside the walls all it takes is a little disturbance for them to literally spill out and swarm like mad and they're incredibly fast much faster than your typical paper wasp the local expert that tipped us off to this field where he said yeah I've seen warring lawsuits there before actually one point threw a rock through a nest and I was told that they spilled out of the nest so fast he barely even had time to think about running let alone making an escape to try to get to his vehicle and in the process he stung multiple times and had to go to hospital we do know they are incredibly fast and incredibly aggressive so the mark and Mario we're gonna actually set up a mosquito net here underneath the overhang of this tree now that will hopefully keep you guys safe and out of the sting zone because as we know stings don't go with this is simply on my forearm and not all over our bodies I'm gonna be wearing a bee suit so hopefully that will protect me as I go in to extract one of these ornery little insects and with any luck we're gonna get one up close for the cameras known as one of the most aggressive paper wasp species in the world these beautiful insects carry the warrior moniker from their commitment to attacking anything that disturbs their nest however very few people have ever been stung by one of these insects because unlike normal paper wasp species they often build their massive nests high up in the trees of Central and South American rainforests a place where humans virtually never encounter them let's go catch a warrior wasp all right guys I think I'm ready let's get you tucked underneath the net here now in the event that I am swarmed it is best for you guys to just stay completely put and underneath this wrap yourselves up as tight as you can this is a good chance they're not going to get through there it's a mosquito net so all the webbing is very tightly wound yeah nothing can really get through this but still it's gonna be pretty nerve-racking experiences just think it's swarm find most painful sleep loss to the world alright are you guys ready alright guys I'm not going to slowly approach the nest and the goal is going to be to just hold the net up in the air and see if I can get wasps to actually come to the net I am swarmed it is gonna be one incredibly bad situation I'm very close now we're all down on the low end a couple moving around me like tonight my tactic was simple coax a single wasp from the nest using my extendable GoPro arm and then quickly swipe it up using my entomology net this was primed to be one of the most dangerous animal catches I had ever attempted as disturbing the nest could literally mean thousands of these fearless warriors swarming me and the crew okay I'm going to cut this handheld camera and go for a catch here we go I got one I got one definitely got one a big one to pull it out there totally works okay there it is right there in the night you see it and what I did is I just provoked one it off the edge with the aquapod who got it right into the net check that out Wow okay now this is the difficult part I need to safely get it out of the net in the dirty cops opinion one second here oh man my arm is shaking that was the most perfect swipe I could have possibly attempted nothing got scared he was wasp on the edge of the net I just spoke to the jackpot it came off one swipe and I had it hold on a second yes there it is Wow there you have it that is the warrior wasp oh my gosh that is a large lawsuit Wow I was excited to catch it now I realize I have just sealed my fate that is crazy look at the abdomen on that creature well part one of this mission is in the capsule part two is to get me stung have a feeling this just as bad as people just based on the knowledge that these are extremely aggressive I have a feeling that this thing is going to be unbelievably painful but immensely prepared to take this thing and I know that this is the moment that everybody's been waiting for we thought that I had climbed the insect sting pain index and reached the summit that was it the bullet ant was in of course we all in there to be teased warrior lost at the end of that episode and ever since you guys have been asking for it so today I do Peterson is going to deliver here we go there it is that is a warrior wasp now the ultimate question that we are answering today is will the warrior wasps sting be more painful than the bullet in it I have to just sit back for a second and admire this creature how could something only that big about an inch in length possibly contain such a potent sting look at that iridescent blue coloration on the wings and its abdomen almost looks as if it's covered in velvet you'll notice the body structure of this wasp is very distinct of course it has the head has a thorax and then a very very narrow space between its thorax and its abdomen now one thing that I did notice when we saw these out flying around the nest is when they fly they actually turn their abdomens upwards to a point in the air very different looking than other wasps species that we see flying around that's interesting is that this thing looks like a warrior and when all of them are together and they're on the outside of the hive what they will do to ward off anything that's thinking about getting into the hive is they will go and sometimes they are actually called drumming wasps because they beat their wings together all in unison and that's where they get the name Rory wasp it sounds like soldiers marching so when I look at this creature and it's fierce appearance definitely reminds me of one and you know the other thing that's real interesting about these wasps is they have massive front mandibles now this is a species that will kill caterpillars and bring them back to feed their young but they mostly feed on nectar and sugars so this is not a creature that's out there hunting for herself only hunting for its young but those from mandibles I can easily see be used to decapitate or kill something like a caterpillar rather well it's an intimidating face on that creature almost looks like the face of the bullet ant but of course it has wings and a slightly different body structure this is the only time I have ever seen a balloon boss look at that now just like we did with the tarantula hawk the way to get this animal to sting me is we're gonna actually place the glass capsule inside of this net and I'm gonna take off the glass top let the net fall down on top of the insect and I'm going to pick it up with these entomology forceps I think you guys all know the game plan from there how do these arm goes down on the table the insect touches my forearm and a sting is induced now of course for safety we always have an epinephrine pen on set just in case anybody's wondering I'm gonna just place this off to the side at this point if you guys are ready let's get the warrior wasp into the net mark are you all set well set what happens if the wasp gets aggressive and flies at us that's a great question because I will tell you what this is one fast insect now when I'm stung as always I'm gonna try to get the glass capsule back over top if I do not and the wasp flies off just hold your ground for a second good chances it just wants to escape and it's not gonna come after you guys but if you are stung I'm pretty much just gonna turn the cameras around and film you guys to see what happens let's hope that doesn't happen well so far I've managed to get every one of these stinging insects back inside the glass capsule so that we can safely release it back into the wild right where it came from and with any luck we'll be able to pull that off again once more today let's keep that speak alive please yes yes for you guys to sake let's definitely keep it alive Mario are you ready ready mark are you ready I'm ready if you're ready all right I am going to slide the warrior wasp off to the side you stay there buddy I'm going to place the net right in the middle of the table just like I did with the tarantula hawk and I'm going to replace the capsule right there I'm going to lift up your net see that good guys got that shot yep I'm now going to remove glass capsule and let the wasp wasp is in the net I'm gonna gently pin it and I need to grab it right at the back of its thorax got it perfect hole Wow there we have it okay I'm gonna have to do this quick and now that's about as good a hold as I am going to get look at that stinger I'm coyote Peterson and I'm about to answer the sting zone with the warrior Walker here we go one to [Applause] oh man so it's bad romance catalog works so far not as bad as a bullet either no don't don't hold on what you think there's sting zone right there see that oh my gosh we might artists wanna really really quickly hold on back to the table back to table okay so what is happening right now is the venom is getting into my bloodstream right and what's happening is it is breaking down the membranes around my blood cells and it's causing them to scatter now their cells in there that are neurons right those neurons are sending messages to my brain that are screaming pain pain pain and trust me when I see it massive amounts of pain both through my arm right now the initial onset is not as bad as the bullying but it's an electrical shock similar to that of the Transvaal hawk hold on let me compose myself here for a second oh my gosh the pain is actually getting worse as time goes on and I don't know if that's actually the venom taking hold or that's just the neurons firing to my brain saying you are a lot of thing oh my gosh you see the red see more squirming this is this is more of a continuous sting than the bulletin was this is this is this keeps firing this just keeps firing let me know if I need to be worried I try it's just immensely like absorb the pain right now and I'm I'm we're tired we've been working hard all day it is hot out here I'm lightheaded you know you when you get into a really hot shower and the steam sets on you feel like you're gonna faint I do feel like I'm getting close to fainting and that it's not good I'm just trying to control my breathing look at that welt man that thing Wallace me I can only imagine what it would be like to be swarmed by these just a single sting divorce the sting of a Yellow Jacket the initial sting was not as painful as the tarantula hawk but then it's set in and it was electrical in nature felt like an electrical current going into my arm and I house over yes hitting the ground saying it sounds best a bullet in but in its own way it's different because the bullet hit me and then just kept radiating this feels like I'm being stung over and over look at that go ahead put your hand out feel the totnes of my forearm oh yeah you can see oh yeah stinger insertion point is definitely swollen it is very much isolated it almost looks like a little BB or something underneath my skin my body may start to react differently to Venom's at this point I'm just feeling really lightheaded very hot my arm is very hot and not necessarily a state of paralysis like the tarantula hawk but my tightness your gesture not my chest tightness in my hand like this motion squeezing of my hand is very very difficult right now really having a hard time squeezing down a fist you can see the swelling setting in there it does still feel like pins and needles in my arm but I know that everybody wants me to answer the question is the sting from the warrior wasp more painful than the bullet and I would definitely say that the bullet ant is worse however keep this in mind if you come across a bullet in by you're out there venturing through the rainforests of Costa Rica let's say one lands on your arm falls out of a tree and stings you you can easily brush it off however if you stumble upon a nest of warrior wasps and you disturb it you're going to have thousands of angry insects attacking you and not only are they going to be attacking but they are going to be chasing as you run through the underbrush now I imagine if you were to take sting after sting after sting they could potentially be lethal so word to the wise if you're out there in the rainforests of Costa Rica simply admire these animals to receive distance and always pay attention to your surroundings I'm Kerry Petersen be brave stay wild we'll see on the next adventure hey wait a second I feel like we're missing something but your famous line Oh my teacher oh I've been wearing this all day man I read the comments guys as I hike back through the sweltering rainforests I can feel the physical and mental exhaustion setting in yet I knew there was still one thing left to do all right guys well my arm is in considerable pain right now but as always it is time to release the creature back into the wild so what I'm going to do is open up the capsule I'll let this warrior Ross fly right back up to its nest slowly opening the capsule I released this fearless warrior and watched as it returned to the nest I felt a sense of completion my personal Mountain known as the insect sting pain index had finally been conquered it was a long painful journey but as I climbed past the cow killer traversed a tarantula hawk battled the bullet aimed and now withstood the warrior wasp I felt as if I had finally reached the summit weapon as I stood upon this moment in time it seemed to pass into Flatbush as I was quickly reminded that the universe will always present its next challenge just expect it alright guys so we have looked up vespid wasps of latin america and i have found out what this is just after we finished filming the warrior wasp we came upon a species whose sting had yet to be officially documented and ranked on the insect sting pain index could this sleeping giant be the dark horse that would emerge from the shadows to claim the throne as the newly established king of sting there was only one way to find out I'm going to be stunned by the executioner wasp if you are excited to see how bad the sting of the executioner wasp is make sure to go back and pay homage to the reigning king of sting bullet and and don't forget subscribe so you can join me and the crew on this season of breaking trail oh my gosh this is it

25 thoughts on “STUNG by a WARRIOR WASP!

  1. I'm surprised his arm never got infected to were he has to have it amputated wow wish I was that brave I scream and cry when I get stung by 6 honey bees and think I'm going to die

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