Silly question about a bug we have seen everytime – General Travel Questions Dominican Republic – Debbie's Carribean Reviews Forums

lets see…Today’s messages have been about 4 foot long purple jellyfish and now " tarantula hawk wasps!!!

Here is an excerpt from Wiki on the sting…enjoy!!
“The tarantula hawk is relatively docile and rarely stings without provocation. The sting, particularly of Pepsis formosa, is among the most painful of any insect, but the intense pain only lasts for 3 minutes.[2] Commenting on his own experience, one researcher described the pain as “…immediate, excruciating pain that simply shuts down one’s ability to do anything, except, perhaps, scream. Mental discipline simply does not work in these situations.”[3] In terms of scale, the wasp’s sting is rated near the top of the Schmidt Sting Pain Index, second only to that of the bullet ant and is described by Schmidt as “blinding, fierce [and] shockingly electric”.[4] Because of their extremely large stingers, very few animals are able to eat them; one of the few animals that can is the roadrunner”

So how many Cuba-libres will I need if I am stung by one of these buggers!? After those I should have no issues peeing on myself!

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