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Look at this HUGE Nest!

post #1 of 15
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I don't know what this was made by.... Bees, hornets or some other stingy thing? I recently had my deck replaced on my condo and it was inside (between my floor and the deck ceiling of the neighbor below me). The detail in it is totally amazing! It looks like it was made by an artist!



post #2 of 15
Oh! That is kinda pretty. Nice color layers. Oh, and my guess would be hornets (?).
post #3 of 15
Wow, that is interesting..I wonder what creature made that??
post #4 of 15
It's quite beautiful. It almost looks like a sea shell or something like that.
post #5 of 15
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It was pretty hard too. All I know is that it must have been something that stings! Luckily, there was nothing living in it when we found it.
post #6 of 15
Oh wow,Thats amazing and beautiful....You can even see the little holes they've left
for ventilation.
I don't know who made it and I've never seen one that colourful,the ones I've seen are wasps nests and they're yellow,well they are over here anyway
post #7 of 15
Wow, I've never seen a nest like that! It's really cool looking!
post #8 of 15
The colors are beautiful - the way they swirl. I'm thinking it might be some sort of wasp nest and the colors are from the wood fibers they found in the area.
post #9 of 15
Very cool, Looks like paper wasps to me. Very cool colors.
post #10 of 15
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It was pretty awesome to find the darn thing. All of a sudden I heard "Holy Crap!" and my daughter and I both jumped up and went to see what was going on. When we saw we both said pretty much the same thing.
post #11 of 15
That looks like a Hornets nest to me.
Old wives tale is.............the closer they are to the ground, the milder the Winter will be.The higher they are, the more severe the Winter will be.
Here's an article with a pic and some info.
http://www.ipm.iastate.edu/ipm/hortn...ornetnest.html
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by crittermom View Post
That looks like a Hornets nest to me.
Old wives tale is.............the closer they are to the ground, the milder the Winter will be.The higher they are, the more severe the Winter will be.
Here's an article with a pic and some info.
http://www.ipm.iastate.edu/ipm/hortn...ornetnest.html
That's cool. Thanks for posting it. I should have kept that nest. The guy building the new deck threw it in the dumpster though. Oh well.
post #13 of 15
thank goodness it was empty!
post #14 of 15
As crittermom said.........thats a Hornets nest, and don't bet that it is totally empty.......they do lay their eggs in them.......which turn into larvae......which then turn into more hornets. If you are planning on keeping it, I would put it in a plastic bag and put it in the freezer for a couple of months. That should take care of any eggs.....or larvae on the inside.

Winter Hawk
post #15 of 15
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It's been gone for a week. Even if it weren't... the larvae can't survive without being fed by the workers. And there were no workers in site!

Ok, so I learned that from the link posted here!
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