Monday, 24 October 2016

Wasps and Bees! (Try this at home!)

quote [ Ever wondered what's inside a Wasp Nest? We cut this GIANT one in half!! Crazy!
We bought it on Ebay and it is huge! Kind of gross honestly but Awesome at the same time! ]

Do not watch link video if you have trypophobia. Do not watch any videos in extended if you are afraid of wasps and/or bees.

[SFW] [do it yourSElf] [+3 Interesting]
[by eidolon@1:31amGMT]


sanepride said @ 2:42am GMT on 24th Oct [Score:1 Underrated]
I'd assume that a wasp nest like that purchased on ebay has been treated with some kind of heavy-duty insecticide. Funny that the dad has the sense to wear protective gloves but lets the kids handle it with their bare hands. They may be scared of wasps, but death will stalk them silently in the night.
7 said @ 10:53am GMT on 24th Oct [Score:1 Informative]
Hornet nest, not wasp nest.

What is the difference between Wasps and Hornets?

• Taxonomically, wasp is more diverse than hornets.

• Hornets are larger than wasps.

• Wasps feed on both insects and some sugary plant matter, but hornets are exclusively insectivorous.

• Hornets have more venom than wasps.

• Wasps build their small umbrella-shaped nests in protected places, but hornets make their nests extremely large and in sheltered positions.
sanepride said @ 12:08pm GMT on 24th Oct
Taxonomically hornets are a type of wasp. So 'wasp nest' may not be precise, but it is technically accurate.
7 said @ 2:48pm GMT on 24th Oct
So how would you differentiate between the two types of nest?
sanepride said @ 12:45am GMT on 25th Oct
Sorry, two types?
There are some 75,000 distinct species of wasp in the world, including hornets, paper wasps, yellow jackets, and mud daubers, to name just a few more familiar ones with very different types of nests.
7 said @ 10:31am GMT on 25th Oct
I’m fairly certain that no one would be more impressed with your reply than you. If you’re just looking to have the last word, have it. I’m up for discussion, not silly games, and I’m done with this.
sanepride said @ 8:57pm GMT on 25th Oct
Except that now you know that hornets are wasps and among thousands of species with distinctive types of nests. So you're welcome.
Bob Denver said @ 3:42am GMT on 24th Oct
I do find it disappointing that there's no comment on the good that insect predators do. If it weren't for wasps, we'd have a lot more mosquitoes and far more crops being consumed by caterpillars.
cb361 said @ 8:12am GMT on 24th Oct
But mosquitoes and caterpillars provide food for birds, so we get to kill off the birds as well. Triple-win!
Bob Denver said @ 9:17am GMT on 24th Oct
cb361 said @ 1:53pm GMT on 24th Oct [Score:1 Funny]
We'll get the meerkats next.
7 said @ 10:55am GMT on 24th Oct
I'd like to find out the next thing these people are going to cut open so I could send them something with a real surprise inside.

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