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(WPTV)   Man destroys yellow jacket nest with millions of bees. How he trained millions of bees to attack yellow jackets is a trade secret   (wptv.com) divider line 163
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2013-06-23 06:46:06 AM

aseras: Repo Man: Oldiron_79: Repo Man: Japanese honey bees have evolved a fascinating defense against Asian giant wasps. I'm very glad that we do not have these in the US. In another documentary I watched about them, the entomologist said that he was stung by one when he was a boy. He said it felt like a white hot nail being driven into his leg.

Actually I have seen the giant asian hornets in US.

I hope you are mistaken, because they would be a nasty exotic species to have here in the US. But if true, it would be an old story too often repeated.

Definitely have them in Florida. I find them all the time. Hard to miss a 2-3 inch long hornet drowned in your pool.


The ones I seen are well north of FL
 
2013-06-23 09:08:40 AM

Frantic Freddie: phamwaa: Frantic Freddie: Shiat like that makes me glad to live in the high desert, not many bugs.

Yeah. About that:
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In 18 years of living in this area (most of my life in the southwest) I've never seen a scorpion. Being at 7000 feet might be the reason.

A Child of the Earth, a large bug, but very rarely seen & completely harmless to humans.

Now centipedes.....I've found they disintegrate quite nicely with a CCI shotshell from a 10/22 at close range.


I lived at 4500 feet. The scorpion was a common sight. I had one on the patio, so I hit it with an ax. It just made him mad.

Potato bugs are harmless, but the yuck factor is off the scale.
 
2013-06-23 09:14:46 AM
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"Well played, Johnathan.....well played."
 
2013-06-23 09:25:10 AM

Z1P2: A yellow jacket is not a type of bee, it is a type of hornet. Yellow jackets kill bees easily. What this guy did was he likely sprayed the yellow jacket nest with a chemical he's using off-label hence the secrecy since when it comes to pesticides the label is the law.


Back in the olden times we used toxiphene on them. Nothing drops yellow jackets faster (excepting fire), it's like magic. Maybe he's got some vintage toxiphene or equivalent.
 
2013-06-23 10:31:57 AM

aseras: Repo Man: Oldiron_79: Repo Man: Japanese honey bees have evolved a fascinating defense against Asian giant wasps. I'm very glad that we do not have these in the US. In another documentary I watched about them, the entomologist said that he was stung by one when he was a boy. He said it felt like a white hot nail being driven into his leg.

Actually I have seen the giant asian hornets in US.

I hope you are mistaken, because they would be a nasty exotic species to have here in the US. But if true, it would be an old story too often repeated.

Definitely have them in Florida. I find them all the time. Hard to miss a 2-3 inch long hornet drowned in your pool.




Have you considered taking a specimen to an entomologist? If these things are in the US, it ought to be made official, so people could be warned.
 
2013-06-23 12:20:26 PM

dave2198: tenpoundsofcheese: Subby, a yellow jacket is a description for a type of bee.
He didn't train bees to attack a yellow jacket.  It seems you meant to say he trained them to attack a yellow jacket NEST.

A yellow jacket is NOT the same as a yellow jacket NEST which is the object that was destroyed.

I have to say, I'm not exactly shocked to find out that you're wrong about more than just politics.

"Yellow jacket is the common name in North America for predatory wasps of the genera Vespula and Dolichovespula."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellowjacket


Is it possible that this cheese guy is playing a long troll and he's wrong/misinformed about everything?
 
2013-06-23 01:18:39 PM

Repo Man: Have you considered taking a specimen to an entomologist? If these things are in the US, it ought to be made official, so people could be warned.


Yeah, invasive species can cause billions in economic damage, so if you're seeing Asian giant hornets here, it's officially a Big Deal.  We know for a fact that they can literally annihilate honeybee colonies and kill people, so this is not an exaggeration.   Grab a specimen -- it can be dead -- and take it to the nearest accredited college with an entomology department and get the damn thing IDed.  If it's a false alarm, you can sleep easier.  If it's real, it's kind of your civic duty to make sure the right people know.
 
2013-06-23 01:21:33 PM
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2013-06-23 01:54:29 PM
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I'm covered in beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees....
 
2013-06-23 04:48:26 PM
These little buggers are found where I live.  They're so cute running around doing cute bug things.  It is a lie.  This is a female velvet ant which is not an ant but a wingless wasp.  They are also known as cow killers due to their extremely painful sting.  Stay out of their path, or stomp them with extreme prejudice depending on your disposition.

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2013-06-23 05:24:41 PM

Psycoholic_Slag: cow killers


I've pummeled those things 3" into the ground with a hammer just to see them dig out and squeak at me.
 
2013-06-23 07:28:27 PM

Repo Man: Japanese honey bees have evolved a fascinating defense against Asian giant wasps. I'm very glad that we do not have these in the US. In another documentary I watched about them, the entomologist said that he was stung by one when he was a boy. He said it felt like a white hot nail being driven into his leg.


Wiki says Asian giant hornets kill 30-40 Japanese humans per year. Eek.
 
2013-06-23 09:49:39 PM

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He didn't want to deal with Janet today anyhow.
 
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