Can Ants Go Inside Your Body?

Unlike humans, ants do not breathe. They do not have lungs, and do not have room for them. This means that if they were to enter your body they would probably get stuck in a sticky substance. Fortunately, your body has some fail-safes to prevent this.

Ants have a tough exoskeleton. This exoskeleton is very heavy and it would be too heavy for them to move around.

They do have small spiracles on the outside of their bodies. These spiracles are used to take in oxygen and to circulate oxygen and carbon dioxide. This is important because ants do not have lungs. If they do enter your body, they may be able to pick up bacteria. They can also bring in pathogens.

Some types of ants can be venomous. If they are venomous, you may experience a number of different symptoms. These can include itching, burning, and hives. These symptoms can last for days. If you have these symptoms, you should seek medical attention.

A serious fire ant sting can cause intense pain and swelling. You may also experience flu-like symptoms. You will also have red marks on your skin.

Some species of ants, such as red harvester ants, can be venomous and can cause life-threatening symptoms. These can include intense burning, itching, and hives.

It is not recommended to eat ants. Some cultures eat them regularly, but they can cause an allergic reaction. They can also bring in bacteria that can contaminate food.