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(Metro)   If you were wondering how this guy managed to tame a vicious two-inch long Asian hornet and walk it on a leash like a dog, let him explain it to you   (metro.co.uk ) divider line
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2014-08-12 02:36:31 PM  
files.sharenator.com
 
2014-08-12 03:19:32 PM  
Is his name Eric?
 
2014-08-12 03:20:28 PM  
Video?
 
2014-08-12 03:26:14 PM  
I had a blue wasp in my house last week that was easily 2 1/2" long. Scared the hell out of me.
 
2014-08-12 03:34:36 PM  

Crewmannumber6: I had a blue wasp in my house last week that was easily 2 1/2" long. Scared the hell out of me.


One of these?

bugguide.net

I've watched them prey on spiders. They're fascinating.
 
2014-08-12 03:47:45 PM  

phaseolus: Crewmannumber6: I had a blue wasp in my house last week that was easily 2 1/2" long. Scared the hell out of me.

One of these?

[bugguide.net image 560x385]

I've watched them prey on spiders. They're fascinating.


No it was a mud wasp, like this
www.fcps.edu
 
2014-08-12 04:26:42 PM  

SmellsLikePoo: Video?


yeah whar video?

I want to see the video.

I don't want a pet wasp
 
2014-08-12 04:33:29 PM  
Why is this in the video tab?
 
2014-08-12 05:41:28 PM  
NOPE!
I saw one of those wasps chilling in the sidewalk when I was a kid at my grandmother's house...I couldn't believe it was so big...
Terrified me. If it'd actually gotten on me, even minus stinging, I think I'd have cardiac'd on the spot at 8 years old.
 
2014-08-12 05:43:35 PM  
In the states we have the Cicada Killer...

Which are actually completely harmless and non aggressive unless you you try crushing one

i.imgur.com
 
2014-08-12 05:43:35 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-08-12 06:05:42 PM  

Tony_Pepperoni: [img.fark.net image 850x531]


That's like a Mad Lib for all irrational fears.
 
2014-08-12 07:07:29 PM  
A few year back, it seemed like large aggressive yellow hornets were taking over (they weren't Japanese hornet big, but they were over an inch long). The bald faced hornets vanished, and even yellow jackets were thinning out. The bastards would take over a rotting tree, then everything in their range was THEIRS, muthaf_ker! The would take over any fruit they could get to, and eat anything they could chop up with their mandibles. They even ran hummingbirds away from the feeders. And the stingers were scary huge.

But, like the honeybee, they've really started to vanish. I can only assume that some parasite has gotten to them, for which I am truly grateful. They are still around, but not nearly in such numbers anymore.
 
2014-08-12 07:44:16 PM  
i.kinja-img.com
 
2014-08-12 07:58:59 PM  
The obvious reason there's no video is that this story is BS. That wasp is dead. I don't believe for a moment that the stinger could be removed (or otherwise neutralized), short of doing surgery on the insect. The reason honey bees die when they sting is that their stinger is barbed, and remains embedded in whatever they sting. The act of stinging something mortally wounds the bee. The reason wasps can sting you repeatedly is that their stinger is not barbed, and does not remain in the stinging victim.
 
2014-08-12 08:27:39 PM  

Repo Man: The obvious reason there's no video is that this story is B-


Actually, Repo Man, the reason there's no video for this story is because Subby in a nincompoop.

You're welcome.
 
2014-08-12 09:39:49 PM  

Repo Man: The obvious reason there's no video is that this story is BS. That wasp is dead. I don't believe for a moment that the stinger could be removed (or otherwise neutralized), short of doing surgery on the insect. The reason honey bees die when they sting is that their stinger is barbed, and remains embedded in whatever they sting. The act of stinging something mortally wounds the bee. The reason wasps can sting you repeatedly is that their stinger is not barbed, and does not remain in the stinging victim.


I always thought the barbed stinger in a bee was a totally farked up method of defense/attack. I mean, they can defend themselves and their hive, but at the cost of their own lives? WTF is that? That would be like humans dying if they ever throw just ONE punch at another creature. You punch, your hand falls off and you DIE.
 
2014-08-12 09:43:37 PM  

WilderKWight: Repo Man: The obvious reason there's no video is that this story is BS. That wasp is dead. I don't believe for a moment that the stinger could be removed (or otherwise neutralized), short of doing surgery on the insect. The reason honey bees die when they sting is that their stinger is barbed, and remains embedded in whatever they sting. The act of stinging something mortally wounds the bee. The reason wasps can sting you repeatedly is that their stinger is not barbed, and does not remain in the stinging victim.

I always thought the barbed stinger in a bee was a totally farked up method of defense/attack. I mean, they can defend themselves and their hive, but at the cost of their own lives? WTF is that? That would be like humans dying if they ever throw just ONE punch at another creature. You punch, your hand falls off and you DIE.


It's more like you punch, your arm comes off and keeps punching, and you die. It makes sense from an evolutionary standpoint - the workers who sting were never going to reproduce anyway, and the queens have straight stingers.
 
2014-08-12 10:18:51 PM  

WilderKWight: Repo Man: The obvious reason there's no video is that this story is BS. That wasp is dead. I don't believe for a moment that the stinger could be removed (or otherwise neutralized), short of doing surgery on the insect. The reason honey bees die when they sting is that their stinger is barbed, and remains embedded in whatever they sting. The act of stinging something mortally wounds the bee. The reason wasps can sting you repeatedly is that their stinger is not barbed, and does not remain in the stinging victim.

I always thought the barbed stinger in a bee was a totally farked up method of defense/attack. I mean, they can defend themselves and their hive, but at the cost of their own lives? WTF is that? That would be like humans dying if they ever throw just ONE punch at another creature. You punch, your hand falls off and you DIE.




Ah, but that is the beauty of the hive. The only way this would be selected for is if the death benefits the hive. Because they are haplodiploid, it benefits the individual genes more to defend the hive--and the queen--than to live on themselves. Truly it's an amazing system
 
2014-08-12 10:45:33 PM  
Hey, whoever the MOD is needs to learn what the farkin hell a video is and why there's a damned video tab on the site.
 
2014-08-12 11:41:35 PM  
You overfeed anything well enough and in general it doesn't care.

Also, wtf is the video moronmitter?
 
2014-08-13 12:58:26 AM  
Where's the video?
 
2014-08-13 01:07:06 AM  
 
2014-08-13 04:29:15 AM  
Did you see the size of that thing?

So, will you stop picking on Australia already? Sheesh.
 
2014-08-13 10:41:49 AM  
WASPs can also cause horrific ear damage.

www.truemetal.org
 
2014-08-13 03:43:16 PM  

Crewmannumber6: phaseolus: Crewmannumber6: I had a blue wasp in my house last week that was easily 2 1/2" long. Scared the hell out of me.

One of these?

[bugguide.net image 560x385]

I've watched them prey on spiders. They're fascinating.

No it was a mud wasp, like this
[www.fcps.edu image 600x362]


Yup, I watched one of those fly into a metal tube while carrying a small praying mantis.
 
2014-08-13 03:54:08 PM  

Crewmannumber6: phaseolus: Crewmannumber6: I had a blue wasp in my house last week that was easily 2 1/2" long. Scared the hell out of me.

One of these?

[bugguide.net image 560x385]

I've watched them prey on spiders. They're fascinating.

No it was a mud wasp, like this
[www.fcps.edu image 600x362]


Twitch, twitch, twitch, jerky lead forward.
THEN they look you right in the face and cock their heads.
I imagine they're thinking, "Can I eat that?"
They're effin' cool as hell but they give me the squeamish
 
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