One of the most bizarre and painful coming-of-age rites is followed by the Satere-Mawe Tribe in Brazil, who use intentional bullet ant stings for boys to become warriors. The ants are submerged in a natural sedative, before hundreds are woven into gloves made of leaves. Once the ants regain consciousness, a boy slips the gloves onto his hands and must keep them on for 10 minutes. The boy's hands are left paralysed due to the ant venom and he can shake uncontrollably for days. The bullet ant, named because the pain it causes is similar to being shot, can bite multiple times per second.