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THE PLAYLIST -- RRCCA Vol. XVIII -- "The Anustart"




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The Japanese giant hornet is large and fearsome, but it is not particularly aggressive unless it feels threatened. It has a venom which is injected by the 6.25 mm-long (quarter-inch) stinger and attacks the nervous system and damages tissues of its victims.[1] Tests with mice find the venom not to be among the most lethal, having an LD50 of 4.1 mg/kg, which compares to the deadliest wasp venom (to mice) by weight of Vespa luctuosa at 1.6 mg/kg. The potency of the sting is due to the relatively large amount of venom injected.[2] Being stung is extremely painful and requires hospital treatment. On average 40 people die every year of anaphylactic shock after having been stung,[3][1] which makes the Japanese giant hornet the most lethal animal in Japan (bears kill zero to five people[4] and venomous snakes kill five to ten people each year).

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