04.04.16 by Staff

Mattia Menchetti Gives Wasps Coloured Paper to Create Rainbow Nests

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While wasps generally construct their nests from chewed up bits of wood, apprentice zoologist Mattia Menchetti gradually introduced a variety of coloured paper to this European wasp colony. See more images of Menchetti’s colourful experiment below!

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  • nguyendanieldaniel

    ooh

  • Casey

    I wonder if the wasps notice it, or even give a sh*t. It’s still cool though!

  • Pyramid of Control

    whoa, that would make wasps way more cool





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