Wednesday, October 17

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Humans Are Good At Building Cool Things, But These Wasps Might Be Even Better

Humans Are Good At Building Cool Things, But These Wasps Might Be Even Better

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Because we construct cities from the ground up and send skyscrapers farther and farther into the clouds every day, we often forget that nature is full of equally skilled builders. Oddly enough, those critters are usually of the invertebrate variety. They may be small, but these tiny contractors create some of the most incredible structures in the world.Take these wasps, for example. We all know that bees and wasps build themselves intricate lodgings, but wait until you see what happened when Italian researcher Mattia Manchetti gave a few wasps some colored paper. When it comes time to breed, wasps build complex nests to house their little ones. European paper wasps -- the bugs used in this experiment -- are no different. Mattia Manchetti via Notula Zoologica ...