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Painindex

The Schmidt Sting Pain Index is an insect sting-based pain scale by Justin Schmidt, which he won an Ig Nobel Prize for. Coyote Peterson used it as a basis for the sting part of the Brave Wilderness series, until he conquered and surpassed it.

Pain Level 1Edit

Low end common insects, like Fire ants and one kind of Paper wasp. 

Pain Level 2Edit

High end common insects, like Honey bees, Bald-faced Hornets. and Yellow Jackets. 

Pain Level 3Edit

Unique and particularly painful stings, like Red wasps, Paper wasps, Harvester Ants, and the Velvet Ant.

Pain Level 4Edit

The peak of the list and the peak of pain. The only insects that rank this high are the Tarantula Hawk and Warrior Wasp. The Bullet Ant is also listed under "4+".

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