I am sorry, I must ask this question. Have you ever been stung by an ant? If so, keep reading. I have a question for you, which has been peeving me since I thought it. When you get stung by an ant, it usually has a hurting stab feeling. I thought to myself "When an ant stings you, where is the pain really coming from?" I have summarized 2 conclusions. The barb that the ant his on its abdomen is being shoved into your skin makes the sharp, quick pain. 2. The pain comes from when the ant injects its poison, which causes the slight quick sharp pain. So for the scientists out there, what say you?