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(Mirror.co.uk)   Ha Ha. You thought the rat apocalypse that was invading Britain was bad, get ready for the giant Asian killer hornets that have killed six so far   (mirror.co.uk) divider line 48
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2014-04-16 12:20:47 PM  
Well they can't be that bad. This is just a tabloid exaggerating again. Let me go check this out.....

hgoutfitters.com OH JESUS CHRIST!!!! DO NOT WANT!!!!
 
2014-04-16 01:06:05 PM  
Ah yes, the Asian giant hornet, also known as the "yak-killer". Kills 30-40 people annually in Japan, has tissue-dissolving venom, and will gang up on you and sting the f*ck out of you until your kidneys give out.

It's like my favorite animal.
 
2014-04-16 01:19:26 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-04-16 01:56:46 PM  
Some cool facts from wikipedia:

Beekeepers in Japan attempted to introduce European honey bees (Apis mellifera) for the sake of their high productivity. European honeybees have no innate defense against the hornets, which can rapidly destroy their colonies.

Although a handful of Asian giant hornets can easily defeat the uncoordinated defenses of a honey bee colony, the Japanese honey bee (Apis cerana japonica) has an effective strategy. When a hornet scout locates and approaches a Japanese honey bee hive, she emits specific pheromonal hunting signals. When the Japanese honey bees detect these pheromones, a hundred or so gather near the entrance of the nest and set up a trap, keeping the entrance open. This permits the hornet to enter the hive.

As the hornet enters, a mob of hundreds of honey bees surrounds it in a ball, completely covering it and preventing it from reacting effectively. The bees violently vibrate their flight muscles in much the same way as they do to heat the hive in cold conditions. This raises the temperature in the ball to the critical temperature of 46 °C (115 °F). In addition, the exertions of the honey bees raise the level of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the ball. At that concentration of CO2, the honey bees can tolerate up to 50 °C (122 °F), but the hornet cannot survive the combination of a temperature of 46 °C (115 °F) and high carbon dioxide level.

Some bees do die along with the intruder, much as happens when they attack other intruders with their stings, but by killing the hornet scout they prevent it from summoning reinforcements that would wipe out the entire colony.


So the effective strategy is...kill it with fire.
 
2014-04-16 02:01:31 PM  

bdub77: Some cool facts from wikipedia:

Beekeepers in Japan attempted to introduce European honey bees (Apis mellifera) for the sake of their high productivity. European honeybees have no innate defense against the hornets, which can rapidly destroy their colonies.

Although a handful of Asian giant hornets can easily defeat the uncoordinated defenses of a honey bee colony, the Japanese honey bee (Apis cerana japonica) has an effective strategy. When a hornet scout locates and approaches a Japanese honey bee hive, she emits specific pheromonal hunting signals. When the Japanese honey bees detect these pheromones, a hundred or so gather near the entrance of the nest and set up a trap, keeping the entrance open. This permits the hornet to enter the hive.

As the hornet enters, a mob of hundreds of honey bees surrounds it in a ball, completely covering it and preventing it from reacting effectively. The bees violently vibrate their flight muscles in much the same way as they do to heat the hive in cold conditions. This raises the temperature in the ball to the critical temperature of 46 °C (115 °F). In addition, the exertions of the honey bees raise the level of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the ball. At that concentration of CO2, the honey bees can tolerate up to 50 °C (122 °F), but the hornet cannot survive the combination of a temperature of 46 °C (115 °F) and high carbon dioxide level.

Some bees do die along with the intruder, much as happens when they attack other intruders with their stings, but by killing the hornet scout they prevent it from summoning reinforcements that would wipe out the entire colony.

So the effective strategy is...kill it with fire.


I was about to comment about that. That's really cool that the Japanese honey bees know how to f*ck with the hornets. The picture of the ball o' bee is pretty cool too
 
2014-04-16 02:47:03 PM  

Smoke14: [img.fark.net image 476x253]


img.photobucket.com
 
2014-04-16 02:48:45 PM  
Do not want!
 
2014-04-16 02:49:57 PM  
HOLY shiat DUDE CHILL OUT!!!!! One killer species per article. Christ.
 
2014-04-16 02:50:28 PM  
I am dubious of the reported deaths in France,  since hornets wouldn't sting anything that stinks so much.
/Props to Al Bundy.
 
2014-04-16 02:54:12 PM  
maybe the killer shrimp just have....
a Napolean complex
 
2014-04-16 02:54:26 PM  
also known as a story that was submitted last year
 
2014-04-16 02:55:34 PM  
F*ck those things.
 
2014-04-16 02:56:30 PM  

Walker: Well they can't be that bad. This is just a tabloid exaggerating again. Let me go check this out.....

[hgoutfitters.com image 850x566] OH JESUS CHRIST!!!! DO NOT WANT!!!!


Meh, dip them in chocolate and put them on paper doilies.
 
2014-04-16 02:56:54 PM  
Just wait until the Malaysian Spider Wasps make it here...
 
2014-04-16 02:57:01 PM  

Cagey B: Ah yes, the Asian giant hornet, also known as the "yak-killer". Kills 30-40 people annually in Japan, has tissue-dissolving venom, and will gang up on you and sting the f*ck out of you until your kidneys give out.

It's like my favorite animal.


I will make a suit that has hundreds of tiny little capsules with these farkers on them, and when I get annoyed, I press a button, and it will release them upon my enemies, as well as releasing a bug repellant to keep them from stinging me.
 
2014-04-16 02:57:39 PM  
A friend of mine had a tarantula hawk blow in his window and land in his lap while driving near San Diego. He nearly rolled his car.
img.fark.net
 
2014-04-16 02:59:12 PM  

somedude210: bdub77: Some cool facts from wikipedia:

Beekeepers in Japan attempted to introduce European honey bees (Apis mellifera) for the sake of their high productivity. European honeybees have no innate defense against the hornets, which can rapidly destroy their colonies.

Although a handful of Asian giant hornets can easily defeat the uncoordinated defenses of a honey bee colony, the Japanese honey bee (Apis cerana japonica) has an effective strategy. When a hornet scout locates and approaches a Japanese honey bee hive, she emits specific pheromonal hunting signals. When the Japanese honey bees detect these pheromones, a hundred or so gather near the entrance of the nest and set up a trap, keeping the entrance open. This permits the hornet to enter the hive.

As the hornet enters, a mob of hundreds of honey bees surrounds it in a ball, completely covering it and preventing it from reacting effectively. The bees violently vibrate their flight muscles in much the same way as they do to heat the hive in cold conditions. This raises the temperature in the ball to the critical temperature of 46 °C (115 °F). In addition, the exertions of the honey bees raise the level of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the ball. At that concentration of CO2, the honey bees can tolerate up to 50 °C (122 °F), but the hornet cannot survive the combination of a temperature of 46 °C (115 °F) and high carbon dioxide level.

Some bees do die along with the intruder, much as happens when they attack other intruders with their stings, but by killing the hornet scout they prevent it from summoning reinforcements that would wipe out the entire colony.

So the effective strategy is...kill it with fire.

I was about to comment about that. That's really cool that the Japanese honey bees know how to f*ck with the hornets. The picture of the ball o' bee is pretty cool too


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6m40W1s0Wc

The video is even cooler.
 
2014-04-16 02:59:16 PM  
Send those crayfish right back to me.
 
2014-04-16 02:59:37 PM  

bdub77: Some cool facts from wikipedia:

Beekeepers in Japan attempted to introduce European honey bees (Apis mellifera) for the sake of their high productivity. European honeybees have no innate defense against the hornets, which can rapidly destroy their colonies.

Although a handful of Asian giant hornets can easily defeat the uncoordinated defenses of a honey bee colony, the Japanese honey bee (Apis cerana japonica) has an effective strategy. When a hornet scout locates and approaches a Japanese honey bee hive, she emits specific pheromonal hunting signals. When the Japanese honey bees detect these pheromones, a hundred or so gather near the entrance of the nest and set up a trap, keeping the entrance open. This permits the hornet to enter the hive.

As the hornet enters, a mob of hundreds of honey bees surrounds it in a ball, completely covering it and preventing it from reacting effectively. The bees violently vibrate their flight muscles in much the same way as they do to heat the hive in cold conditions. This raises the temperature in the ball to the critical temperature of 46 °C (115 °F). In addition, the exertions of the honey bees raise the level of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the ball. At that concentration of CO2, the honey bees can tolerate up to 50 °C (122 °F), but the hornet cannot survive the combination of a temperature of 46 °C (115 °F) and high carbon dioxide level.

Some bees do die along with the intruder, much as happens when they attack other intruders with their stings, but by killing the hornet scout they prevent it from summoning reinforcements that would wipe out the entire colony.

So the effective strategy is...kill it with fire.


I am not surprised Japanese bees have developed this.

/Now they need to grow tentacles
 
2014-04-16 03:00:32 PM  

ChipNASA: Smoke14: [img.fark.net image 476x253]


Bearsrepeating.gif

Holy shiat! You'd need a baseball bat to take out one of those things!!
 
2014-04-16 03:01:46 PM  
www.doctorwhotv.co.uk
 
2014-04-16 03:01:56 PM  
Thanks Noah.
 
2014-04-16 03:05:42 PM  

bdub77: Some cool facts from wikipedia:

Beekeepers in Japan attempted to introduce European honey bees (Apis mellifera) for the sake of their high productivity. European honeybees have no innate defense against the hornets, which can rapidly destroy their colonies.

Although a handful of Asian giant hornets can easily defeat the uncoordinated defenses of a honey bee colony, the Japanese honey bee (Apis cerana japonica) has an effective strategy. When a hornet scout locates and approaches a Japanese honey bee hive, she emits specific pheromonal hunting signals. When the Japanese honey bees detect these pheromones, a hundred or so gather near the entrance of the nest and set up a trap, keeping the entrance open. This permits the hornet to enter the hive.

As the hornet enters, a mob of hundreds of honey bees surrounds it in a ball, completely covering it and preventing it from reacting effectively. The bees violently vibrate their flight muscles in much the same way as they do to heat the hive in cold conditions. This raises the temperature in the ball to the critical temperature of 46 °C (115 °F). In addition, the exertions of the honey bees raise the level of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the ball. At that concentration of CO2, the honey bees can tolerate up to 50 °C (122 °F), but the hornet cannot survive the combination of a temperature of 46 °C (115 °F) and high carbon dioxide level.

Some bees do die along with the intruder, much as happens when they attack other intruders with their stings, but by killing the hornet scout they prevent it from summoning reinforcements that would wipe out the entire colony.



I want to hear Werner Herzog narrate this
 
2014-04-16 03:08:02 PM  

sovietski: ChipNASA: Smoke14: [img.fark.net image 476x253]

Bearsrepeating.gif

Holy shiat! You'd need a baseball bat to take out one of those things!!


img.fark.net

/Wait. . . oh shiat
 
2014-04-16 03:08:15 PM  
Also, Giant Rats and Crayfish?  Sounds like Louisianna.  Home of Carcossa and the Yellow King
 
2014-04-16 03:09:13 PM  

Walker: Well they can't be that bad. This is just a tabloid exaggerating again. Let me go check this out.....

[hgoutfitters.com image 850x566] OH JESUS CHRIST!!!! DO NOT WANT!!!!


Now that's a handful of NOPE if I've ever seen one.
 
2014-04-16 03:10:32 PM  

sovietski: ChipNASA: Smoke14: [img.fark.net image 476x253]

Bearsrepeating.gif

Holy shiat! You'd need a baseball bat to take out one of those things!!


I was actually thinking a tennis racket strung with small gauge piano wire.
 
2014-04-16 03:20:32 PM  

red5ish: A friend of mine had a tarantula hawk blow in his window and land in his lap while driving near San Diego. He nearly rolled his car.
[img.fark.net image 800x612]


put that Cazador back where you found it
 
2014-04-16 03:20:49 PM  

blindio: sovietski: ChipNASA: Smoke14: [img.fark.net image 476x253]

Bearsrepeating.gif

Holy shiat! You'd need a baseball bat to take out one of those things!!

I was actually thinking a tennis racket strung with small gauge piano wire.


Or one of these.
 
2014-04-16 03:22:27 PM  
"Other alien species include rhododendrons and the grey squirrel, which cause £10million worth of damage to trees every year, according to the Country Land and Business Association."

Just think of it as payback forthe damned starlings.
 
2014-04-16 03:24:08 PM  

blindio: sovietski: ChipNASA: Smoke14: [img.fark.net image 476x253]

Bearsrepeating.gif

Holy shiat! You'd need a baseball bat to take out one of those things!!

I was actually thinking a tennis racket strung with small gauge piano wire.


Honestly, I was thinking birdshot at this point.
 
2014-04-16 03:26:25 PM  
Forget chemical weapons, drop a nest of these in my neighborhood and I am GONE!
 
2014-04-16 03:32:59 PM  
I'm sure there are a few of those that are just government spy drones.
Thanks Obama!
 
2014-04-16 03:39:23 PM  
37.media.tumblr.com
Nope
 
2014-04-16 03:41:31 PM  
i.imgur.com
i.imgur.com
 
2014-04-16 03:44:58 PM  

Necronic: Also, Giant Rats and Crayfish?  Sounds like Louisianna.  Home of Carcossa and the Yellow King


"I said my pretty Creole girl, me money here's no good. If it weren't for the aligators wasps, I'd sleep out in the wood."

~Lakes of the Pontchartrain, traditional
 
2014-04-16 03:46:30 PM  

DrunkWithImpotence: blindio: sovietski: ChipNASA: Smoke14: [img.fark.net image 476x253]

Bearsrepeating.gif

Holy shiat! You'd need a baseball bat to take out one of those things!!

I was actually thinking a tennis racket strung with small gauge piano wire.

Honestly, I was thinking birdshot at this point.


no, no, don't do that; you'll just make them angry.
 
2014-04-16 03:59:57 PM  

give me doughnuts: "Other alien species include rhododendrons and the grey squirrel, which cause £10million worth of damage to trees every year, according to the Country Land and Business Association."

Just think of it as payback forthe damned starlings.


and the red earthworm
 
2014-04-16 04:05:35 PM  
31.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-04-16 04:31:10 PM  
CygnusDarius: Cagey B: Ah yes, the Asian giant hornet, also known as the "yak-killer". Kills 30-40 people annually in Japan, has tissue-dissolving venom, and will gang up on you and sting the f*ck out of you until your kidneys give out.

It's like my favorite animal.

I will make a suit that has hundreds of tiny little capsules with these farkers on them, and when I get annoyed, I press a button, and it will release them upon my enemies, as well as releasing a bug repellant to keep them from stinging me.


http://metalgear.wikia.com/wiki/The_Pain
 
2014-04-16 04:32:38 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: DrunkWithImpotence: blindio: sovietski: ChipNASA: Smoke14: [img.fark.net image 476x253]

Bearsrepeating.gif

Holy shiat! You'd need a baseball bat to take out one of those things!!

I was actually thinking a tennis racket strung with small gauge piano wire.

Honestly, I was thinking birdshot at this point.

no, no, don't do that; you'll just make them angry.


Right, exploding candy-gram it is.
 
2014-04-16 04:37:17 PM  

DrunkWithImpotence: blindio: sovietski: ChipNASA: Smoke14: [img.fark.net image 476x253]

Bearsrepeating.gif

Holy shiat! You'd need a baseball bat to take out one of those things!!

I was actually thinking a tennis racket strung with small gauge piano wire.

Honestly, I was thinking birdshot at this point.


Forget that. Birdshot would just anger them.

Slug rounds.

I'm not scared of much, but those are pants-shiattingly terrifying. Why are they so large??
 
2014-04-16 04:54:38 PM  

DrunkWithImpotence: Uchiha_Cycliste: DrunkWithImpotence: blindio: sovietski: ChipNASA: Smoke14: [img.fark.net image 476x253]

Bearsrepeating.gif

Holy shiat! You'd need a baseball bat to take out one of those things!!

I was actually thinking a tennis racket strung with small gauge piano wire.

Honestly, I was thinking birdshot at this point.

no, no, don't do that; you'll just make them angry.

Right, exploding candy-gram it is.


Bingo.
 
2014-04-16 08:22:33 PM  
one more reason to spend your old age on a barstool in comfortable pub
 
2014-04-16 08:47:21 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-04-16 09:02:11 PM  
Six rats?

Always the optimist.
 
2014-04-17 05:34:37 AM  
Leocanto Costa shivers viscerally while Requin rubs his hands gleefully.
 
2014-04-18 01:59:58 AM  
Com'on now, every creature is wondrous and has its own role to fill in the magical web of life, and lemme just gaze upon another miracle of crea ...

HOLY MOTHER OF JESUS, WTF IS THAT UNGODLY MONSTROSITY?!?!   THAT IS JUST WRONG AND I AM GONE!

Oh, and FARK YOU, EVOLUTION!!

/seen these before (online, thank fsm)
//still just as nightmarish
 
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