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2022-06-25 1:29:26 AM  
Many species of wasps are predatory and beneficial.
 
2022-06-25 1:44:17 AM  
As long as they're not stinging me, what do I care?  They're pollinators.
 
2022-06-25 7:29:00 AM  
+2 if you start an apiary today
 
2022-06-25 7:30:22 AM  
FTFA:Gall wasps won't sting persons or animals. Their sting isn't designed for attack, it's actually simply a tube that lays eggs,

subby...
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2022-06-25 7:40:19 AM  
Do your balls hang low?
 
2022-06-25 7:45:09 AM  

Tentacle: Do your balls hang low?


rik mayall bottom do your balls hang low?
Youtube xbRPENFOiN0
 
2022-06-25 7:46:39 AM  
Had countless fuzzy orange wasp galls on my backyard oak tree a couple years ago. They're worrisome to see at first, but they're harmless both to the tree and people. Peculiar and fascinating life cycle that they have.

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2022-06-25 7:49:04 AM  
Gall wasps?

You're afraid of this?

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2022-06-25 8:04:27 AM  
"Wildlife officials shared photos showing one oak tree had more than a dozen of the balls, some hanging in clusters."

Pictures of dozens of balls on the internet?  I didn't know the Department of Natural Resources had an OnlyFans page.

/That's my fetish.
 
2022-06-25 8:18:10 AM  
Hey, free food.

Bush coconut
 
2022-06-25 8:20:09 AM  
Or leave it the fark alone.
If it's in the forest you went into it's home.
 
2022-06-25 8:30:27 AM  
I've seen lots of these since childhood and never knew exactly what they were but definitely odd.
Mystery finally solved! Thanks Fark
 
2022-06-25 8:31:30 AM  
I find these occasionally in my back yard and thought they must be some sort of fungi.
 
2022-06-25 8:54:54 AM  
The tan-colored globes are often referred to as "oak apple galls" and can easily be mistaken for fruit, according to Connecticut Fish and Wildlife.

Meanwhile, road apples can be a rich, funky treat on a hot summer's day.
 
2022-06-25 8:58:40 AM  

aleister_greynight: Many species of wasps are predatory and beneficial.


Is the article describing parasitoid wasps? It was a bit light on details.
 
2022-06-25 9:00:36 AM  
I can't believe they have the gall to post all of those balls and not label it NSFW.
 
2022-06-25 9:00:42 AM  

Miss_Dorothy_Kilgallen: "Wildlife officials shared photos showing one oak tree had more than a dozen of the balls, some hanging in clusters."

Pictures of dozens of balls on the internet?  I didn't know the Department of Natural Resources had an OnlyFans page.

/That's my fetish.


Do jot GIS "dozens of balls".

Or so I guess.
 
2022-06-25 9:09:28 AM  
What would be the evolutionary benefit of the galls being mistaken for fruit?
 
2022-06-25 9:10:42 AM  
Neat.
As well as the usual bastard wasps and hornets I have these big blueish/black wasps all over my yard. Sometimes there can be 10 - 15 depending on the day.
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They scare the kids and others becuase they're wasps and fly in an extremely erratic pattern thats seems almost completely random.
I've NEVER been stung by one and I've had a few land on me at a time while gardening.  Actually, come to think about it I've never heard of anyone ever being stung by them.
They're rather pretty but large and I understand how they could intimidate someone who doesn't know they could care less about humans.
 
2022-06-25 9:34:51 AM  
Another cool thing is that oak galls used to be a major source of ink in Europe. You can make something called iron gall ink or oak-gall ink, reacting an iron salt with the tannic acid that concentrates in the galls to make a rich black fluid. It's really cool stuff.
Making Manuscripts: Oak Gall Ink
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2022-06-25 11:15:15 AM  

TotallyRealNotFake: Neat.
As well as the usual bastard wasps and hornets I have these big blueish/black wasps all over my yard. Sometimes there can be 10 - 15 depending on the day.
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They scare the kids and others becuase they're wasps and fly in an extremely erratic pattern thats seems almost completely random.
I've NEVER been stung by one and I've had a few land on me at a time while gardening.  Actually, come to think about it I've never heard of anyone ever being stung by them.
They're rather pretty but large and I understand how they could intimidate someone who doesn't know they could care less about humans.


Great black digger wasp.  Painful sting, but non-aggresive.  Beneficial against pests
 
2022-06-25 12:08:18 PM  

Evil Mackerel: Hey, free food.

Bush coconut


Not everyone likes bush, some of us like a nice Brazillian
 
2022-06-25 12:12:36 PM  
So subby is afraid of tiny stingless wasps.  Okay then.
 
2022-06-25 6:01:57 PM  
Unmitigated galls. Neat.
 
2022-06-25 6:35:36 PM  
Did you say little balls?

Those who write on bathroom walls...
 
2022-06-25 7:49:35 PM  

Pestifer: Another cool thing is that oak galls used to be a major source of ink in Europe. You can make something called iron gall ink or oak-gall ink, reacting an iron salt with the tannic acid that concentrates in the galls to make a rich black fluid. It's really cool stuff.
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fascinating
 
2022-06-25 10:24:05 PM  

Feel_the_velvet: The tan-colored globes are often referred to as "oak apple galls" and can easily be mistaken for fruit, according to Connecticut Fish and Wildlife.

Meanwhile, road apples can be a rich, funky treat on a hot summer's day.


Crispy on the on the outside with a soft, moist and creamy filling.
 
2022-06-25 10:26:53 PM  

TotallyRealNotFake: Neat.
As well as the usual bastard wasps and hornets I have these big blueish/black wasps all over my yard. Sometimes there can be 10 - 15 depending on the day.
[Fark user image image 425x318]

They scare the kids and others becuase they're wasps and fly in an extremely erratic pattern thats seems almost completely random.
I've NEVER been stung by one and I've had a few land on me at a time while gardening.  Actually, come to think about it I've never heard of anyone ever being stung by them.
They're rather pretty but large and I understand how they could intimidate someone who doesn't know they could care less about humans.


I've had a group of about a dozen just buzzing all day around a tree on the front lawn the last few days. They dont seem to land on it, just kinda dart around erratically.
 
2022-06-26 2:03:29 PM  
Subby is an asshole, who should DIAF.
 
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