Tag: nests

Aug 25, 2016

Huge Hornet Nest Makes It Look Like Statue is Wearing a Turban

Huge Hornet Nest Makes It Look Like Statue is Wearing a Turban

Welp. Time to move to Mars

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Jun 6, 2016

If Wasps Find Colored Paper They’ll Make Rainbow-Colored Nests

If Wasps Find Colored Paper They’ll Make Rainbow-Colored Nests

In an interesting experiment, biology student Mattia Menchetti gives colored construction paper to wasps and photographs the results

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Sep 5, 2013

Mystery Bug Builds Fence Around Eggs and Nobody Knows Why

Mystery Bug Builds Fence Around Eggs and Nobody Knows Why

Photograph by TROY ALEXANDER Rainforest Expeditions | Tambopata Research Center Chemical ecologist Troy Alexander recently returned to the US after a 3-month volunteer position for the Macaw Project. The project was based out of the Tambopata Research Center (a joint research center/tourist lodge run by Rainforest Expeditions), one of the most remote Amazon Rainforest…

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Mar 12, 2013

The Giant Communal Bird Nests of Sociable Weavers

The Giant Communal Bird Nests of Sociable Weavers

Sociable Weavers (Philetairus socius) are a species of bird endemic to Southern Africa. They are best known for their gigantic communal nests, which are not only a rarity, but also the largest built by any bird. The nests, designed for year-round usage, can house up to 100 families, totaling 300-400 birds. Some nests have…

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