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    This is the top (head) part of a dead wasp. Taken with a microscope camera..

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    The only good wasp is a dead wasp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamtheblues View Post
    The only good wasp is a dead wasp.
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    gardeners may disagree
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    no,of couse not - we used to, but since then we have taken a great step forward...
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    Quote Originally Posted by handrawn View Post
    gardeners may disagree
    Perhaps but I have been stung or whatever they do more than once minding my own business and not bothering them.
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    Sorry to have hijacked your thread from the outset with my anti-wasp comment...but, in this part of the world, wasps come in a yellow/black livery, but your photo has greenish elements (perhaps it wasn't well before dying).
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    maybe depends how long dead... interesting photo

    @larry sorry to hear that; the ones we have round here are not agressive, you just need to be aware of where they are [and not wave your arms around willy nilly, because if you do hit them, or touch them accidently, they may well sting you ]
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamtheblues View Post
    Sorry to have hijacked your thread from the outset with my anti-wasp comment...but, in this part of the world, wasps come in a yellow/black livery, but your photo has greenish elements (perhaps it wasn't well before dying).
    The wasp was dead alright. I think the colour may not be accurate because of the strong LED lighting it was under. The camera lens is surrounded by LED lights. I think wasps sting for no reason depending on the time of year. I read they feed on aging fruit that has alcohol content. Not a happy drunk but a mean one.

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    wasp come in many different species.. but it's a myth that they sting for no reason, they sting either because they feel threatened, or you get in their way... as in, for example, you make deliberate/accidental physical contact, you try to shoo them away from something they want, or you are just that big thing that keeps walking in front of them... to a wasp these are reaasons enough
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    Wasps come after us when we're eating and drinking. They aren't put off by our presence or the fact that we're actually eating or drinking what they want. It's then that we are in danger of being stung. To a human, that's reason enough to shoo them off or kill them. Both species acting on instinct.

    Our family was being pestered by wasps as we were sitting outside eating and drinking. One wasp went into my sandwich bag. It got shooed out. When I went to eat the sandwich, I discovered it had injected its venom into it. One mouthful was all it took to make my mouth sting for the whole afternoon, even though the venom had not been injected. I never got as far as swallowing the mouthful fortunately.

    On another occasion of similar circumstances, there were wasps everywhere. I leant on the table (bare armed) not realising a wasp was there. Of course it stung me. My forearm was painful for a week or two after that one.

    We had a wasps nest inside a flat roof. I tried to let it go because it was only nature afterall. In the end, we had wasps buzzing around indoors and out. The nest just had to be got rid of.

    We can figure out why wasps might come after us (which they do) when we are outdoors but the upshot is they put themselves in our way, rather than the other way around.

    If they leave me alone, I'll leave them alone. If they are buzzing around closely for whatever reason, measures are taken. If they come indoors, they mostly end up dead.

 

 

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