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Posted: 6/28/2015 3:03:38 PM EDT
So I stirred something up while mowing.   Felt a dagger in my shin and looked down to see 5 or 6 fairly large black wasp looking things with reddish wings.   As I was reacting to the first sting there were two more.

Three stings total, all on the calf/ankle/shin area of the leg that drew the displeasure of these bad motherfuckers.

Holy crap guys these are bad.   Makes a sting of a yellow jacket feel like a tickle.      Welts are now 2 inches, and my entire lower leg is a fury of pain.

God DAMN this is painful.    I've hit the benadryl and an analgesic does of ibuprofin.
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 3:04:08 PM EDT
ice ice ice
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 3:04:26 PM EDT
Meat tenderizer will ease the pain.
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 3:04:50 PM EDT
That'll teach you to fuck with tarantula hawks
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 3:05:18 PM EDT
I call dibs on the wife or GF!
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 3:05:32 PM EDT
Ummmm you might want to get checked out.



Link Posted: 6/28/2015 3:05:59 PM EDT
Did you locate the nest........for revenge purposes ???
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 3:06:13 PM EDT
Locate nest. Acquire gas and shovel and matches. Reek revenge upon them.
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 3:06:39 PM EDT
Dibs on ammo
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 3:06:52 PM EDT
Sound like hornets that nest in the ground.

Probably ran over their nest. Get some of the foaming ground nesting hornet killing spray. Find their hole and wait til night time so they'll all be inside. The gas them with the spray. Kill them all. It's the only way

ETA: Tarantula Hawk? That is the most terrifying sounding creature I've ever heard of.
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 3:06:53 PM EDT
Pop a Benadryl or two or drink the max allowed amount.

Best thing to fight the pain and swelling.

I've heard applying Flonase directly to the affected area helps but have never personally tried it.
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Those things are evil.

 
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarantula_hawk

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The link you posted specifically states that while painful, there is no reason to get checked out.
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meat tenderizer will break down protein based venom
cut onion over the area (folk remedy)
baking soda and vinegar paste (folk remedy)
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 3:08:56 PM EDT
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It says in the article it isn't dangerous beyond allergic reaction...wouldn't he be dead by now?
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And his next thread will be "I just caught myself on fire!"
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And his next thread will be "I just caught myself on fire!"
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And his next thread will be "I just caught myself on fire!"


well he'll finally have a reason to go to the hostpial
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 3:11:47 PM EDT
Yeah, no thanks...

Link Posted: 6/28/2015 3:12:11 PM EDT
Rub some tobacco on the sting and hold it there for a few minutes.
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 3:12:20 PM EDT
The Pepsis wasp is supposed to have the second most painful sting of any insect.
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 3:12:36 PM EDT
From wiki: "Their sting is considered the second most painful insect sting in the world".

Good luck OP
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 3:12:54 PM EDT
How could there be a nest? Spider wasps are supposed to be solitary.
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 3:14:04 PM EDT
Can of WD-40 with a lighter. Or...get one of those propane torch flame thrower thingies. Scorched earth style.
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 3:14:08 PM EDT
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Yeah, not anywhere near that big. Total head to stinger maybe an inch.
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 3:15:10 PM EDT
find nest in ground (if it is in the ground)
come back at night
pour gas in the hole
cover hole with large coffee can
they will all die.  
drink a few beers
piss on their grave


Yes I have done this
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 3:15:15 PM EDT
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Given the fact that their sole mission in life appears to be fucking up spiders, I'm willing to overlook their assault on the OP.

Sorry OP
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Reek? Stinky revenge?

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Not a lot of tarantulas here. I'm sure its SOME KIND of spider waspbut prob not a tarantula hawk.

That said, yes this is the most painful bite/sting. I've ever felt
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 3:22:09 PM EDT
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And his next thread will be "I just caught myself on fire!"


Also a good read. (Anxiously awaiting the sequel. )
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 3:24:43 PM EDT
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meat tenderizer will break down protein based venom
cut onion over the area (folk remedy)
baking soda and vinegar paste (folk remedy)


Meat tenderizer has me scratching my head.

Isn't the venom now in the tissue under the skin?

And since meat tenderizer basically dissolves meat, if it could reach the venom under the skin, it would also be in contact with meat, that meat being your flesh.
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 3:30:56 PM EDT
If your leg is not better by morning it needs to come off, only way to be sure it will not spread to your brain.
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 3:32:35 PM EDT
post pictures damnit!
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 3:33:26 PM EDT
Sounds like common paper wasps to me although I've never heard of them nesting in the ground.  Are there any structures or BBQ pits, etc near where you got stung?  They're normally pretty docile unless you mess with the nest then it's on!  I've noticed a LOT of wasp activity around here lately.
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 3:35:23 PM EDT
Hmmm, it says online that very few animals except for roadrunners can eat them. You might need to get some pet roadrunners.

Meep meep!



If you can find these, they are good to have around if you have bees/wasps in the area. I got stung by a hornet on my cheek when I was a kid, this little vial took the pain away almost instantly.



http://www.amazon.com/Sting-kill-Disposable-Swabs-5-Count/dp/B000GCPWSC/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1435520518&sr=8-5&keywords=bee+sting+relief&pebp=1435520516752&perid=198KQ8FK0RD750BMQBT3
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 3:36:11 PM EDT
Wasp always stings me on the ear.  
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 3:36:12 PM EDT
The larvae will eat your brain.

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Have you read OP's other postings?

I think it's way too late already.



Nick
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 3:37:29 PM EDT
Nuke from orbit. It's the only way !
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That's what my dad did for me when I was a kid. Works pretty good.

 
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 3:39:07 PM EDT
I once used the white vinegar trick on a wasp sting. Surprisingly it got rid of the burning almost immediately. Try it. Just pour some on the sting.
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 3:39:55 PM EDT
Tarantula hawk?

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The link you posted specifically states that while painful, there is no reason to get checked out.


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If that is what got him, yeah supposed to be one of the most painful stinging insects out there.
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 3:45:20 PM EDT
They are also drunks...



" Tarantula wasps are also nectarivorous. The consumption of fermented fruit sometimes intoxicates them to the point that flight becomes difficult."
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 3:45:51 PM EDT
Buddy of mine assaulted a huge hornets nest with the foaming spray. It would of have been a huge victory except he sprayed himself in the face with the poison and the hornets stung the hell out of him on the back.

His wife left him shortly after...
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ROFL
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Kill spiders and get hammered in their down time.

My kind of insect.
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 3:53:44 PM EDT

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Was going to suggest same



Works for yellow jackets at least...these things? Fuck...



 
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 3:53:45 PM EDT
Where are Jesse, Al and the MSM on this story?  Nothing but crickets...
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Cazadores from Fallout...I hate those damn things
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 4:35:46 PM EDT
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From your link:

Tarantula hawk wasps are relatively docile and rarely sting without provocation. However, the sting — particularly that of P. grossa — is among the most painful of any insect, though the intense pain only lasts about three minutes.[5] 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".[6] Because of their extremely large stingers, very few animals are able to eat them; one of the few animals that can is the roadrunner. Many predatory animals avoid these wasps, and many different insects mimic them, including various other wasps and bees (Mullerian mimics), as well as moths, flies (e.g., mydas flies), and beetles (e.g., Tragidion) (Batesian mimics).

Aside from the possibility of triggering an allergic reaction, the sting is not dangerous and does not require medical attention. Local redness appears in most cases after the pain, and lasts for up to a week.


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