[LEPS-L:7972] Re: Something else occured to me.

Chris J. Durden drdn at mail.utexas.edu
Wed Nov 22 17:30:52 EST 2000

At 11:30  22/11/00 -0500, you wrote:
> I think it was a tributary of
>> the Amazon, but I can't remember for sure.
>>    Anyway, two of his men got stung by something fierce. They were
>>    virtually
>> incapacitated by it. If I remember right, they never figured out what
>> had stung them. That's exactly what happens with most asp stings
>> because it takes a few moments for it to start stinging. Chances are
>> if you are walking you will never see what stung  you.
------  The river was later named "Roosevelt". It is a tributary of the
Aripuana, a tributary of the Madeira, a tributary of the Amazonas. It rises
in Rondonia, flows through western Mato Grosso, into the state of Amazonas.
  In 1989 I was stung while in the forest along the Cachoeira, about 150
miles west of the Roosevelt. It was quite painful initially and lingered
for days. The surrounding 4 square inches of skin still is numb. It was a
large black ant. If anyone is interested I can scan the transparency and
attach it to a private e-mail. Others on the trip clamed their encounters
were more painful and debilitating. I suspect this may be the stinger of
the Roosevelt trip.
........Chris Durden


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