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(Slate)   Bone-house wasps. Even their name screams "nope"   (slate.com) divider line 36
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2014-07-07 03:16:13 AM
Nature: Always stranger than fiction
 
2014-07-07 06:20:46 AM
"Bone-house" is now my favorite euphemism.
 
2014-07-07 09:05:33 AM
my 4 year old crossed paths with a red wasp on July 4th for the first time

/getting a kick
 
2014-07-07 09:09:34 AM
Every summer is a fight at my house with the wasps / hornets.

Jerks.
 
2014-07-07 09:14:29 AM
Still not as bad as tarantula hawk wasps.
 
2014-07-07 09:18:05 AM
Bone-house wasps

I think they were playing the local bar Saturday night.
 
2014-07-07 09:28:53 AM
I used to think it was pathologists, but now I'm starting to think entomologists may be the least squeamish people on the planet.  Not only do they collect live bugs and let them do horrible things to them (such as bedbug tattoo), there isn't a scenario in any horror fiction that holds a candle to what bugs do to each other.
 
2014-07-07 09:37:38 AM

dragonchild: I used to think it was pathologists, but now I'm starting to think entomologists may be the least squeamish people on the planet.  Not only do they collect live bugs and let them do horrible things to them (such as bedbug tattoo), there isn't a scenario in any horror fiction that holds a candle to what bugs do to each other.


What about that zombie fungus that infects a bug's brain and makes it climb a tree so the mushroom can burst out of the bug's body and distribure spores.

Nature is frikin' evil.
 
2014-07-07 10:53:12 AM
Not clicking on link.

Considering cancelling every Internet account I own, in fact, simply because there is such thing out there
as a bone-house wasp.
 
2014-07-07 11:08:55 AM

DjangoStonereaver: Not clicking on link.

Considering cancelling every Internet account I own, in fact, simply because there is such thing out there
as a bone-house wasp.


you may want to stock up on ddt and every other bug killing agent you can afford
 
2014-07-07 11:14:35 AM
www.oocities.org
APPROVES
 
2014-07-07 11:19:05 AM
The using a mass grave of freshly murdered ants as aromatherapy is almost as piquant as the eating the legs off living spiders and leaving their twitching denuded bodies in the wasp-creche for the young to snack upon. Oh God, you self-evidently loving and benign Deity, you, however do You come up with this shiat?
 
2014-07-07 11:31:57 AM
FTFA:

Spider wasps are known (and feared) for having an intensely painful sting. Now there's a new reason for revulsion: They build nests with the corpses of dead ants.

img.fark.net
 
2014-07-07 11:46:07 AM

loonatic112358: DjangoStonereaver: Not clicking on link.

Considering cancelling every Internet account I own, in fact, simply because there is such thing out there
as a bone-house wasp.

you may want to stock up on ddt and every other bug killing agent you can afford


I'm thinking of something a bit more extreme, yet still environmentally friendly:

i1-news.softpedia-static.com
 
2014-07-07 12:00:17 PM
Brand new chimney made on top
Made out of human skulls
Come on, baby, take a walk with me
Tell me who do you love?
 
2014-07-07 12:20:12 PM
i.chzbgr.com
 
2014-07-07 12:22:03 PM

Tricky Chicken: dragonchild: I used to think it was pathologists, but now I'm starting to think entomologists may be the least squeamish people on the planet.  Not only do they collect live bugs and let them do horrible things to them (such as bedbug tattoo), there isn't a scenario in any horror fiction that holds a candle to what bugs do to each other.

What about that zombie fungus that infects a bug's brain and makes it climb a tree so the mushroom can burst out of the bug's body and distribure spores.

Nature is frikin' evil.


I recall reading in some book about a species of animal that keeps other mammals in pens like pets and then kills and eats them at will.....
 
2014-07-07 12:38:06 PM

dennysgod: [i.chzbgr.com image 500x482]


Came here to post this. Now I'll buzz off.
 
2014-07-07 01:13:12 PM
farking. Cazadors.
 
2014-07-07 01:41:54 PM

dennysgod: [i.chzbgr.com image 500x482]


Isn't that a bee and a hornet?
 
2014-07-07 03:09:52 PM

dragonchild: I used to think it was pathologists, but now I'm starting to think entomologists may be the least squeamish people on the planet.  Not only do they collect live bugs and let them do horrible things to them (such as bedbug tattoo), there isn't a scenario in any horror fiction that holds a candle to what bugs do to each other.


When I was a kid, I went through a junior entomologist phase. I'll never forget the fascinated horror I experienced when I first read about ichneumon wasps. They are a creature out of a horror film, yet they exist. When I saw Alien, I knew that the writer had studied them as well.

They played a role in Charles Darwin losing his faith.

I own that I cannot see as plainly as others do, and as I should wish to do, evidence of design and beneficence on all sides of us. There seems to me too much misery in the world. I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created the Ichneumonidae with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars, or that a cat should play with mice.[12]

Horrifying little creatures...
 
2014-07-07 03:47:37 PM

Tricky Chicken: dennysgod: [i.chzbgr.com image 500x482]

Isn't that a bee and a hornet?



Hornet's are a type of wasp and thus assholes.


Also to play devils advocate, these spawns of satan are actually good as they eat or parasitize bad bugs.
 
2014-07-07 04:14:06 PM
FTFA: pider wasps are known (and feared) for having an intensely painful sting. Now there's a new reason for revulsion: They build nests with the corpses of dead ants. The newfound species of spider wasp has been given an appropriately hardcore name: Deuteragenia ossarium, or "bone-house wasps," after graveyard bone houses and ossuaries.

I would have named them the "Pink Panther Wasps".

/ Dead Ant....Dead Ant.....Dead Ant.Dead Ant.Dead Ant.......Dead Ant.Dead Aaaaaaant..............
// Ducks and runs
 
2014-07-07 04:19:24 PM
wasps are people too
 
2014-07-07 05:20:56 PM
This could be the plot to the next SyFy movie
 
2014-07-07 07:12:46 PM

SpdrJay: Tricky Chicken: dragonchild: I used to think it was pathologists, but now I'm starting to think entomologists may be the least squeamish people on the planet.  Not only do they collect live bugs and let them do horrible things to them (such as bedbug tattoo), there isn't a scenario in any horror fiction that holds a candle to what bugs do to each other.

What about that zombie fungus that infects a bug's brain and makes it climb a tree so the mushroom can burst out of the bug's body and distribure spores.

Nature is frikin' evil.

I recall reading in some book about a species of animal that keeps other mammals in pens like pets and then kills and eats them at will.....


static.gamespot.com
 
2014-07-07 07:24:29 PM
Two bees were flying around, when one noticed the other was wearing a yarmulke.
"Why do you have that on?" it asked.
"So no one thinks I'm a wasp!" the other replied.
/Try the veal!
 
2014-07-07 09:42:25 PM
Nor was my sword his death,
but my hand grasp
broke his bone-house,
tore out his surging heart.
Now shall the sword's edge,
hands and hard sword,
fight over this hoard.
 
2014-07-07 09:57:12 PM
FTFA "Plus, like other spider wasps, the bone-house wasps hunt spiders. And the way a mother spider wasp does so is truly horrifying: She stings a spider, paralyzing it, then drags it back to her nest. There, she eats the non-essential parts of the spider, like its legs, leaving the body immobile but still alive. "That way, it is preserved for her larvae," says Staab. Finally, she leaves it in the nest for her larvae to consume after she abandons them there."

Well there goes my chance of a peaceful sleep tonight
/nope
//nope
///nope
 
2014-07-07 10:07:07 PM
I post this in every single thread somewhat related to wasps.

I have the best way to get rid of wasps ever, and it is very cheap and non-toxic.

Soapy water.

Soapy water in a super soaker will not only kill the wasps quickly, but they will not rebuild their nest on any surface that has soap scum on it.

And if it blows back on you while you are spraying, who gives a fark?  It is just soapy water.
 
2014-07-07 10:13:23 PM

Jeng: I post this in every single thread somewhat related to wasps.

I have the best way to get rid of wasps ever, and it is very cheap and non-toxic.

Soapy water.

Soapy water in a super soaker will not only kill the wasps quickly, but they will not rebuild their nest on any surface that has soap scum on it.

And if it blows back on you while you are spraying, who gives a fark?  It is just soapy water.


I'll have to give that a try. I was recently at a friends house, and she sprayed a large yellow jacket that had gotten into a kitchen window with a household cleaner that contained bleach. It died as quickly as the ones I've sprayed D-Con wasp spray on.
 
2014-07-07 11:36:15 PM
something something "inordinate fondness for beetles."

(part of a famous quote by somebody famous.)
 
2014-07-08 03:28:02 AM

heavymetal: FTFA: pider wasps are known (and feared) for having an intensely painful sting. Now there's a new reason for revulsion: They build nests with the corpses of dead ants. The newfound species of spider wasp has been given an appropriately hardcore name: Deuteragenia ossarium, or "bone-house wasps," after graveyard bone houses and ossuaries.

I would have named them the "Pink Panther Wasps".

/ Dead Ant....Dead Ant.....Dead Ant.Dead Ant.Dead Ant.......Dead Ant.Dead Aaaaaaant..............
// Ducks and runs


*throws a shoe*
 
2014-07-08 07:49:22 AM
Hornets keep the planet clean of really bad-news bugs and plant parasites. Besides, they are the most motherfarking ruthless things with wings since the Meganeuron died. So... yay yellow-black wings of DEATH.

That said, sodium lauryl sulfate... a readily available ingredient in any household surface cleaner, and, for some reason I can't fathom, merciless dissolver of Hymenoptera (Diptera don't burn, they just drown, weird, but anything bee, wasp, hornet or ant-like will shrivel up into a small legless ball). I am not for stinging, you dumb insect, although I do eat larvae, just not the kind you feed on.
 
2014-07-08 01:30:53 PM

heavymetal: FTFA: pider wasps are known (and feared) for having an intensely painful sting. Now there's a new reason for revulsion: They build nests with the corpses of dead ants. The newfound species of spider wasp has been given an appropriately hardcore name: Deuteragenia ossarium, or "bone-house wasps," after graveyard bone houses and ossuaries.

I would have named them the "Pink Panther Wasps".

/ Dead Ant....Dead Ant.....Dead Ant.Dead Ant.Dead Ant.......Dead Ant.Dead Aaaaaaant..............
// Ducks and runs


*claps, then throws shoes*
 
2014-07-08 02:39:42 PM

heavymetal: I would have named them the "Pink Panther Wasps".

/ Dead Ant....Dead Ant.....Dead Ant.Dead Ant.Dead Ant.......Dead Ant.Dead Aaaaaaant..............
// Ducks and runs

I don't think AVGN is obsure 'round these parts.
 
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