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Posted: 5/10/2004 4:13:44 AM EST
I won't claim to be knowledgeable about military tactics, but I think we need to learn a huge lesson from the way these suckers attack!

Giant Hornet Attack

Eric A. Mayer
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 4:20:25 AM EST

Originally Posted By Eric_Mayer:
I won't claim to be knowledgeable about military tactics, but I think we need to learn a huge lesson from the way these suckers attack!

Giant Hornet Attack

Eric A. Mayer



The Japanese Giant Hornet (Vespa mandarinia japonica), things are farking huge! The Japanese bees though kill them by "cooking" them!


The Japanese giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia japonica, preys on other species of bees and wasps. When a solitary hunter finds a nest, it marks it with a secretion from its van der Vecht gland. Other hornets in the area congregate to the area, and they begin a mass attack on the colony. While they are efficient at wiping out hives of the introduced European honeybee Apis mellifera (they are killed at rates as high as 40 per minute), the native Japanese honeybee, Apis cerana japonica, has an interesting defense against the predatory hornet! The Japanese honeybees can detect the hornet's secretion, and attack incoming hornets en masse. With approximately 500 honeybees surrounding the hornet in a tight ball, the temperature within the cluster rises to 47º C (117º F), which is above the upper lethal limit range of 44-46 degrees for the hornet. This temperature is too high for the hornet, which quickly expires, but does not harm the honeybees.This temperature does not aversely affect the honeybees because their upper lethal limit is slightly higher, 48-50 degrees.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 4:31:03 AM EST
What a massacre!!!


Thanks for the clip
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 4:43:49 AM EST
Damn.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 5:08:39 AM EST
I think your link crashed their page.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 5:15:10 AM EST
I hate bugs!
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 6:19:00 AM EST
Damn! Those things are so freaking big they mounted a video camera on one's back!

Ugly mo fo's, too!

Link Posted: 5/10/2004 10:11:52 AM EST
Did I hear a HUEY in the first minute of the film?
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 10:21:39 AM EST
The lesson for Iraq, of course, is that we need to breed a type of super-solder, five times the size of an Iraqi insurgent, with huge mandibles to rip off the insurgent's heads, and wings.

Indeed, there is much we can learn from the insect world.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 10:29:37 AM EST
all it takes is one scout

recon rules, scouts out!
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 10:41:13 AM EST
Who was it that said "A soldier is a rifleman first"? What we need is for every soldier to be a trained sniper first. Those that can't shoot can take over as heavy gunners or SAW operators. But each solder should be given the training and equipment for precision shooting. IMHO
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