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Why isnt an ant suture not a good idea?

  1. Writeacher

    Please repost your question. It doesn't make sense to me. What's an "ant suture"??

  2. SraJMcGin

    Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. As far as I'm concerned, no thank you!

    Use of ants as a suture material = Ant suture
    • Large ants or beetles were put on wounds so that their jaws would clamp together the wound edges.
    • The insect heads were twisted off.
    • The fixed jaws firmly held together the wound edges.

    This ancient method was
    the predecessor of modern
    wound clamping.

    Sra

  3. PsyDAG

    Have you thought about the bacteria or viruses that might be present on the ants?

    I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.

  4. SraJMcGin

    P.S. Here's the site on Ant Sutures that did not print:

    http://www.sutures-bbraun.com/index.cfm?917A74A92A5AE6266700AD9ACBE9432C

    Sra

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