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Can a black ant bite you?

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All ants can bite. They have large pinchers on their heads that they use to bite anything that threatens them or gets too close to their nest.

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Yes, but they lack the powerful sting of their red cousins. If threatened, they can deliver painful bites. The jaws of the black ant evolved 2 cut through wood & tough plant fibers, & will dig deep into skin. Their jaws deliver a small amount of formic acid 2 produce a long-lasting burning effect.

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