Wasp nest

Listen to a wasp nest crackling

6th September 2016

You will have to listen very carefully but this is a recording made against a ceiling with a wasp nest on the otherside.  It sounds like crackling but it is actually the wasps making their nest.  They chew up wood pulp (from fence panels, sheds etc) and then mix it with their saliva to make a sort of paper mache which they then they paste  on to their nest to enlarge it using their mandibles.

 

wasp nest in loft
Wasp nest
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