Around the 13-minute mark of the video, Peterson picks the bug up with forceps and allows it to penetrate his arm, plunging his veins full of venom. The bug initially gets its stinger stuck though, staying lodged in his skin for what seems like an eternity. After wrestling this arm free, the explorer falls to the ground, offering no shortage of PG-expletives and writhing in horror. The pain comes in waves, lasting up to 24-hours, with the venom capable of inducing hallucinations.
As he always does, Peterson survives after connecting with nature in the most punishing way possible.