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As we trudged along the Victoria Falls rhino walk to meet its eponymous celebrities, Skinny the guide told us many things, about Dr Livingstone's work with quinine, about the medicinal aspects of elephant dung and about a strange small creature he dug up out of the dust, a wee beast too teeny for my camera.* This was an ant-lion larva.
These things make traps for ants, but that is not the oddest thing about them. According to Skinny,  adolescent tribesgirls in search of suitors would encourage the development of womanly breasts by attaching an ant-lion larva to each nipple, its clasp/bite supposedly encouraging expeditious mammary expansion.Decorously, he had no comment to make about whether or not it works. I think, if it doesn't, you just keep going until you find co-operative pairs of ant-lions. One is just going to make things weird.

*Hence this photo taken from www.britannica.com

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