Wasp Nest Excavation in New Zealand #Nope

wasp nest

Holy Moses! This man is excavating a large nest of invasive German Wasps (Vespula germanica) somewhere in New Zealand, and it looks terrifying:

[…] for my research on biological control wasps at Landcare Research in NZ. I’m not removing the nest to kill it. I need to keep the nest alive for my survey for parasites (like mites, fungus, etc.). Some nests will be re-housed into nest boxes for use in behaviour assays. I have many years of experience and use specialized equipment to do this and still get the odd sting, so please don’t try to dig an active nest yourself! As you can see from the copious amount of venom on the camera lens, these wasps meant business.


I’m no exterminator, but honestly speaking here, if wasps grow any bigger (and somehow learn to breath fire?), yo, we humans are done for man!, as this prophetic and highly-underrated *cough cough* movie trailer shows:

Written by fast-becoming genre connoisseur Mark Atkins (Sand Sharks), the film stars Corin Nemec (Stargate SG-1; Smallville; Supernatural), Dominika Juillet (Dark Angel), Benjamin Easterday (Stargate SG1; Fast & Furious 5) and Nikolette Noel who’s set to star in the 2012 Summer Blockbuster “The Expendables 2”.

~ by Fionnlagh on February 20, 2016.

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