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Posted: 8/22/2004 8:12:17 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/22/2004 8:15:25 AM EST by Lunatock]
Action report and after action report of a hornet strike team decimating a honey bee hive. But at least their not spiders.

postarchives.etensity.net/051004/media.php?media-=hornetsvsbees.wmv
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 8:13:52 AM EST
I watch NatGeo channel all the time and they freak me out, they rip the bees in half like it's nothing.
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 8:15:37 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 8:17:15 AM EST

Originally Posted By Helldog40:
Linky no worky?



Ditto
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 8:21:39 AM EST
off with your heads honeybees
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 8:21:55 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/22/2004 8:33:20 AM EST by twonami]

The species Vespa mandarinia is a very large-sized wasp with a Body length 27 - 45 mm; unbelievable, the queens reach 5.5 cms in length!

Additional this gigantic, voracious predator has a quarter-inch stinger (6.35mm)! People are usually not the Japanese giant hornet's prey, but those who have felt its sting describe the pain as excruciating and very painful. Masato Ono, an entomologist at Tamagawa University, near Tokyo, said it's "like a hot nail through my leg."

Vespa mandarinia is easily recognized by the head which is strongly widened and produced behind the compound eyes, first to fifth of gastral segments dark brown; with narrow yellow bands at the margins of the tergites, sixth segment entirely yellow.

When pursuing prey, they can fly distances of about 60 miles (96 kilometers) a day at speeds reaching 25 miles per hour.

Link Posted: 8/22/2004 8:32:18 AM EST

Originally Posted By twonami:
www.greensmiths.com/images/giant.1.jpg
big mean suckers


Is that one of those Japanese sand hornets?
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 9:09:03 AM EST
Shit, I thought this was going to be footage of F/A-18E/Fs bombing Najaf or Fallujah
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 9:58:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By avengeusa:
off with your heads honeybees



Link Posted: 8/22/2004 10:17:23 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 10:28:04 AM EST
Saw one take a Cicada in mid air, then drag it up the side of a trash can.
If wasps are the Skinheads of the insect world (per a Scottish comedian) then these bastards are Otto freakin Skorzeny.
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 8:34:51 PM EST
Anyone seen the wasps in Iraq? They are HUGE!

They also have giant black bumblebees that do "follow the leader" - psycho-
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 8:35:51 PM EST

Originally Posted By luger355:
img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-6/763090/kampf.jpg



LMAO!!!
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 4:44:50 AM EST
Those things dont live up north do they? I HATE anything that can fly and bite or sting at the same time. You wanna see a grown man run like a girl get me near some of those dam things! I go on a killing sprree with bug killers and gasoline everytime I see nests of wasps, hornets, yellow jackets etc. The only thing I leave alone are bee's.

S.O.
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 5:09:39 AM EST
Someone make a working video link! I want to see!
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 5:26:32 AM EST
That's one big insect! 1/4" stinger! OUCH!
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 6:35:16 AM EST
Why won't the link work for me?
I keep getting a message:


Connection to site failed : CANNOT FIND SERVER (DNS ERROR)
While trying to download hornetsvsbees.wmv

Link Posted: 8/23/2004 6:44:09 AM EST
Well I now know what they are.
I've had these suckers around my apple trees since I bought the place.
They bore a hole in my summer apples and eat everything except the skin and core.
Looks weird having shriveled up apples hanging on the tree.
I can't cut the grass around the trees due to them coming after me.
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 8:03:31 AM EST

Originally Posted By 9supercomp:
Well I now know what they are.
I've had these suckers around my apple trees since I bought the place.
They bore a hole in my summer apples and eat everything except the skin and core.
Looks weird having shriveled up apples hanging on the tree.
I can't cut the grass around the trees due to them coming after me.



I think you need to keep guessing. From what I heard on a TV special these things live ONLY in Japan. Not in Maryland.

Link Posted: 8/23/2004 8:07:20 AM EST

I think you need to keep guessing. From what I heard on a TV special these things live ONLY in Japan. Not in Maryland.



they are here in NC
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 8:34:30 AM EST
Haven't got close enought to verify, but I think I'll pass.
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 8:52:07 AM EST
I guess I stand corrected (link no work). I saw a special on TV about the giant hornets of Japan. Maybe similar to these. The people that walked up the hive wore special protective gear. The hornets did NOT percieve themselves to be anything but the top of the food chain and when people ventured near the hive the hornets buzzed em. They could tell they couldn't sting em so they RAMMED the people.

It was very weird and I was real glad I don't live near them suckers.

Link Posted: 8/23/2004 2:58:24 PM EST

Originally Posted By jimmybcool:

Originally Posted By 9supercomp:
Well I now know what they are.
I've had these suckers around my apple trees since I bought the place.
They bore a hole in my summer apples and eat everything except the skin and core.
Looks weird having shriveled up apples hanging on the tree.
I can't cut the grass around the trees due to them coming after me.



I think you need to keep guessing. From what I heard on a TV special these things live ONLY in Japan. Not in Maryland.




They are in VA as well
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 3:01:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By Greenhorn:

Originally Posted By Helldog40:
Linky no worky?



Ditto




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