It is important to remove the stinger as quickly as possible after a
sting. Even a delay of a second or two in removing the stinger is likely to
increase the amount of venom you receive. In less than 20 seconds after a
sting, 90% of the venom is injected into your body.
To quickly remove the stinger:
Flick the stinger out with your
Scrape it out with something that is a immediately
available, like a stiff piece of paper, butter knife, or credit card. Don't
waste time trying to find something special.
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