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Re: Wasp

Postby nuthatch » Fri Aug 26, 2016 6:22 am

Ooo I like it - looking good - tunnels of swirly ice cream :D

I'm glad they're still there. Wonder if Brock has been back.
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Re: Wasp

Postby Placido » Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:58 am

Strange, isn't it, that they've chosen to rebuild rather than begin again in a safer (higher !!) location. Haven't learned their lesson.
Hope all this industry won't be in vain.

Fascinating stuff.
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Re: Wasp

Postby Jacksparrow » Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:43 pm

Things like Wasp nests have always fascinated me because of their complexity. Is there a Wasp nest project manager in their midst or is the design and requirements innate to each worker involved?
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Re: Wasp

Postby Willpar » Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:50 pm

They certainly get the job done jacksparrow. Whatever their system it works a treat.

Farther on down the lane from that wasp nest, I found another as I was coming up the bridle path. Dug out again, so no doubt a badger. These look more like the common wasp.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJnouaTTB2c
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Re: Wasp

Postby Jacksparrow » Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:40 pm

It is a very brave or stupid individual that tries to dig out a wasp nest. We all know how bad tempered they can be when annoyed. The Badger will be operating at night so perhaps they are less aggressive after dusk. :bee: :bee: :bee: :dogrun:
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Re: Wasp

Postby nuthatch » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:33 am

They do look bigger wasps :)

They ought to nest in a bird nesting box - I'd like to see a badger trying to get in there :laugh:

Sorry, Mr Badger Sir, Your Honour - not laughing really :bow: :badger:
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Re: Wasp

Postby Willpar » Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:36 pm

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Re: Wasp

Postby Jacksparrow » Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:36 pm

I think by the time we reach September the main business of creating new Queens is just about done. If not they've had a busy year for nothing!
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Re: Wasp

Postby Placido » Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:48 pm

That looks quite comprehensive :eek:.
Seems to be a lot of activity in one particular spot; maybe that's where the queen was.
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Re: Wasp

Postby Willpar » Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:49 pm

That got me thinking as well placi. Considering the whole thing was the size of a football to begin with. The queens chamber could be behind those stones.
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