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Wasp nest

PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:01 pm
by diablo
Last summer I noticed a large number of wasps going in and out of a gap under the tiles of a lean-to attached to my garage. I discovered that there was a wasp nest inside.

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I just left it there as the wasps didn't seem to attack me.

Then today I decided I'd lever it out and examine it, though when I touched it with a screwdriver it just disintegrated.

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You can see a bit of a honey-comb like structure in the middle of the papery flakes. It is almost as if it was made of papier mache.

What a brilliant temporary structure. Nature never ceases to amaze me. :)

http://www.wasp-removal.com/wasp-lifecycle.php

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:32 pm
by phild05
Normally, I feckin hate wasps but towards the end of last summer I happened upon 2 or 3 really struggling, like they'd forgotten how to fly. I figured they'd overdone the pollen so I scooped em up on a piece of card and put them near some plants so they could recover and take off later on. One, I nicknamed Nigel, was still where I left him the day before so I put down some coffee (with sugar in it) so he could have a slurp and get the energy he needed to get back to his nest. Alas, the next day he was still there so I gave him another coffee and encouraged him to go in the direction of his nest. Last time I saw him, he was heading that way. Hope the little fella made it. Normally, I'd have just trodden on him :)

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:38 pm
by Stanley Tweedle
Strange man giving coffee to a wasp. Wonder what the neighbours said. :rofl: :thumb: :)

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:40 pm
by phild05
It was at work, I had to leave a little pool of coffee. Presume the little fella had a slurp :)

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:54 am
by smeggypants
phild05 wrote:Normally, I feckin hate wasps but towards the end of last summer I happened upon 2 or 3 really struggling, like they'd forgotten how to fly. I figured they'd overdone the pollen so I scooped em up on a piece of card and put them near some plants so they could recover and take off later on. One, I nicknamed Nigel, was still where I left him the day before so I put down some coffee (with sugar in it) so he could have a slurp and get the energy he needed to get back to his nest. Alas, the next day he was still there so I gave him another coffee and encouraged him to go in the direction of his nest. Last time I saw him, he was heading that way. Hope the little fella made it. Normally, I'd have just trodden on him :)



:rofl: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:31 am
by wotsit2
diabs , a wasps nest is a paper like substance . wasps chew up bits of wood to make the nest :)

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:04 am
by smeggypants
wotsit2 wrote:diabs , a wasps nest is a paper like substance . wasps chew up bits of wood to make the nest :)


Sounds like the manufacture of "breakfast" Cereals" :rofl:

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:43 am
by wotsit2
smeggypants wrote:
wotsit2 wrote:diabs , a wasps nest is a paper like substance . wasps chew up bits of wood to make the nest :)


Sounds like the manufacture of "breakfast" Cereals" :rofl:

:rofl:

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:38 pm
by Market
When I was a child , we were playing hide and seek with a group of mates , one of them I didn't really like, alway giggle to myself for years after , fatty Sean went to hid between a hedge and wooded fence , I watch him climbing over the fence , but knowingly know there was a wasp nest there , about minute latter he come running out covered in bees , he was running around like a lunatic , screaming and flapping his arms around , I was killing myself laughing , we never did get on

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:55 pm
by Dolls
Market wrote:When I was a child , we were playing hide and seek with a group of mates , one of them I didn't really like, alway giggle to myself for years after , fatty Sean went to hid between a hedge and wooded fence , I watch him climbing over the fence , but knowingly know there was a wasp nest there , about minute latter he come running out covered in bees , he was running around like a lunatic , screaming and flapping his arms around , I was killing myself laughing , we never did get on

:confused: bees or wasps? Bees I doubt wasps probably.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:02 pm
by Market
Dolls wrote:
Market wrote:When I was a child , we were playing hide and seek with a group of mates , one of them I didn't really like, alway giggle to myself for years after , fatty Sean went to hid between a hedge and wooded fence , I watch him climbing over the fence , but knowingly know there was a wasp nest there , about minute latter he come running out covered in bees , he was running around like a lunatic , screaming and flapping his arms around , I was killing myself laughing , we never did get on

:confused: bees or wasps? Bees I doubt wasps probably.



Can't remember bee or wasps it was so long ago,, but it made my day all those years ago

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:24 pm
by Dolls
Market wrote:
Dolls wrote:
Market wrote:When I was a child , we were playing hide and seek with a group of mates , one of them I didn't really like, alway giggle to myself for years after , fatty Sean went to hid between a hedge and wooded fence , I watch him climbing over the fence , but knowingly know there was a wasp nest there , about minute latter he come running out covered in bees , he was running around like a lunatic , screaming and flapping his arms around , I was killing myself laughing , we never did get on

:confused: bees or wasps? Bees I doubt wasps probably.



Can't remember bee or wasps it was so long ago,, but it made my day all those years ago



:confused: there is a hell of a difference between the two! Bees will not sting only if they feel they are being attacked! Like a single bee their life is their sting,they die when they sting. Wasps don't.


I've had a bee in the house huge fluffy boy,I got him in my hand ' talked to him' he was sitting on my hand and opened window he got away.Wasps nahhh.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:45 pm
by Market
Dolls wrote:
Market wrote:
Dolls wrote:
Market wrote:When I was a child , we were playing hide and seek with a group of mates , one of them I didn't really like, alway giggle to myself for years after , fatty Sean went to hid between a hedge and wooded fence , I watch him climbing over the fence , but knowingly know there was a wasp nest there , about minute latter he come running out covered in bees , he was running around like a lunatic , screaming and flapping his arms around , I was killing myself laughing , we never did get on

:confused: bees or wasps? Bees I doubt wasps probably.



Can't remember bee or wasps it was so long ago,, but it made my day all those years ago



:confused: there is a hell of a difference between the two! Bees will not sting only if they feel they are being attacked! Like a single bee their life is their sting,they die when they sting. Wasps don't.


I've had a bee in the house huge fluffy boy,I got him in my hand ' talked to him' he was sitting on my hand and opened window he got away.Wasps nahhh.




Over the years done a lot of trees with bees or wasp nest , mainly bees , wasp are more aggressive of the two , especially late summer, at work we have a tree nursery and have bee hives , for the bee to help pollination our fruit trees , it's a old retire chap that looks after the hives , he sale the honey for bit more pocket money plus it's a hubby, and it help us out too ,

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:02 pm
by Market
Wasps don't sting this month

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:03 pm
by Market
Or bees come to think about it

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:48 am
by Bunny
If you make a wasp trap, put a drop of vinegar in it to avoid trapping bees. Speaking of which, it's almost a shame this turned out to be a hoax http://www.snopes.com/media/notnews/hornetsnest.asp

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:06 am
by Dolls
Bunny wrote:If you make a wasp trap, put a drop of vinegar in it to avoid trapping bees. Speaking of which, it's almost a shame this turned out to be a hoax http://www.snopes.com/media/notnews/hornetsnest.asp



:eek: :eek:

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:12 am
by wotsit2
Bunny wrote:If you make a wasp trap, put a drop of vinegar in it to avoid trapping bees. Speaking of which, it's almost a shame this turned out to be a hoax http://www.snopes.com/media/notnews/hornetsnest.asp

:howl:

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:49 am
by Resonance
Bunny wrote:If you make a wasp trap, put a drop of vinegar in it to avoid trapping bees. Speaking of which, it's almost a shame this turned out to be a hoax http://www.snopes.com/media/notnews/hornetsnest.asp


One way to get your cock to swell way beyond its original size I guess :eek: :D

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:19 am
by Major
People do confuse wasp and bees ‘nests’.

Cymag is the stuff which does a good job on wsps but it is on licence only.

People report wasp nests in their brickwork and it usually turns out they are ‘masonry bees’.

Poke steel wool onto holes and they cannot get out.