Interesting find today...

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posted on Jul, 30 2014 @ 02:56 PM
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Every so often nature provides an experience that wasn't expected and it did so today whilst stripping an old roof. I was tearing back the old felt and battens to replace them, ready for new tiles, when I saw this surreal-looking sight.



It's an 'infant' wasp nest that never got the chance to get past a few days old. The image looks like something out of a science-fiction movie and is a golf-ball sized nest suspended in air by a cobweb.



I was lucky enough to be able to pick it up without it disintegrating as the cobweb acted like a , duh, web and just hung it perfectly between the fingers. If you look carefully, there's a suggestion of the hexagonal structure inside...



There's a clearer, almost identical one over here...look. The plan was to hairspray the crap out of it and give it my oldest nephew because he's four and they love that stuff. I left it somewhere safe and the damn wind smited it into nothing.

Glad I got the pictures.




posted on Jul, 30 2014 @ 03:00 PM
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a reply to: Kandinsky
My first thought was "caviar"...
Thanks for the pic's.
What kind of wasp do you expect these might have been?



posted on Jul, 30 2014 @ 03:04 PM
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Really neat!!


The other pic showed the hexagon shape really well and clear...Thanks for sharing this!

Oh....please tell me those grey b-b looking things are not spider eggs



posted on Jul, 30 2014 @ 03:06 PM
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a reply to: Kandinsky

Spiders and wasps and webs oh my!

(very cool. thanks for sharing.)



posted on Jul, 30 2014 @ 03:12 PM
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Cool! but What are those little silver balls??



posted on Jul, 30 2014 @ 03:15 PM
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a reply to: palmalBlue2

The grey ball-bearings are insulation-foam that gets injected into cavities - it's like polystyrene. If they were spider eggs, this thread wouldn't exist...hard to take photos and flinch at the same time lol


@ WanDash - no idea. Would be cool if someone would fill in the details.



posted on Jul, 30 2014 @ 03:26 PM
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nice find
great pics
damn wind




posted on Jul, 30 2014 @ 05:31 PM
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a reply to: WanDash

Those were hornets, not wasps, and that was a newly forming nest. Syx.
edit on 30-7-2014 by SyxPak because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 30 2014 @ 05:32 PM
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That one was made by baby wasp, daddy wasp is on his way



posted on Jul, 30 2014 @ 05:52 PM
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a reply to: SyxPak
If that's the case... Glad they didn't mature...
Wouldn't have been terribly pleased if they were wasps, either.



posted on Jul, 31 2014 @ 07:18 AM
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Nature is amazing!

How such tiny creatures are programmed for making such perfect elaborate structures is awesome. Lucky for you it wasn't a live nest.

All you need now is to find some owls up there!





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