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Stupid wasp Answered

These stupid wees frikan stung me, only because i was trying to retrieve something that had unfortanutly fallen on thier nest. I recomend evryone here to not mess with wasp.I got stung twice one on the middle finger, and one more on my part belowmy thumb.look at the pics.

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Goodhart

10 years ago

One time I braved entering our Cabin by the back door, and there was a wasp's nest on the door. A goodly number of them 10-20 found my balding head to be a wonderful way of telling me not to repeat the exercise. After the pain stopped, the itching nearly drove me bonkers.

Wasps, unlike some other bees, can sting repeatedly. Some bees lose their stinger, so they get one shot at defending their nest, then they die. Not wasps nor hornets.

But they serve many purposes: one has already been mentioned, they eat a variety of pests; some even eat spiders....I have watch this particular wasp fly down, "taste" with his little feelers my forehead to make sure I wasn't a spider, then fly on.

Many feed on the body fluids of caterpillars...http://www.madsci.org/posts/archives/dec96/848347319.Gb.r.html

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FrenchCrawler

11 years ago

Been stung once by a hornet... hopefully never again, since I found out I'm allergic to them on that day.

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andy60

11 years ago

wasps really are a pointless creature!!! i have been stung a total of 11 times, 11 times!!!!!! i am waiting to hear some excellent usage for these awful things!

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CameronSSandy60

Reply 11 years ago

What if I said that they feed on agricultural pests, and would destroy the farming industry if they ceased to exist? Note: I just said it.

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Easy Buttonandy60

Reply 11 years ago

cancer cure?? hmmmmmm maybe it would work somehow

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fobblewabble

11 years ago

This stupid wasp forum seems to be my most popular forum yet. lol. I actually got stung 3 times, the other sting thingy was like right next to one of my other ones. And Im just now figuring that out.

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CameronSS

11 years ago

You know, they don't sting unless provoked...Many times I have picked up a wasp, let it sit on my finger, carried it through the house and outside, and let it go. Same with bees, yellow jackets and a hornet. They only sting if you get them really ticked off. I've been stung twice in my life, once by a small sweat bee and once by a hornet, and both times I rear-ended them, once on a swing and the other on a bike.

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its a lionCameronSS

Reply 11 years ago

you carried around a yellow jacket? if i come within 20 feet of thier nest, i get stung for no reason. all i have to do is walk past. my cousin grabbed a japanese hornet one time thinking it was something else, and he was like "see, it doesnt sting" and it stung him. his thumb swelled to about twice its normal size, and everyone laughed.

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ll.13CameronSS

Reply 11 years ago

Same goes for bees, they still need respekt so you don't go right up to the hive entrance.

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Loosewire; SOE Operativell.13

Reply 11 years ago

bees are fine, they are more intelligent than wasps and they do a good job of pollenating plants.

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ll.13

11 years ago

You're meant to burn wasp nests, the last one I did was burned with Duck Oil (name brand), and butane, the nest make nice crackly noises. (;

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Loosewire; SOE Operativell.13

Reply 11 years ago

cool!! did all the wasps fly out on fire? and well done for reducing the population!! :D

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HamO

11 years ago

Did you ever see or run across an intelligent wasp?

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Loosewire; SOE OperativeHamO

Reply 11 years ago

no because they are all thick, hovering arounduntil they bump into you and because they are so stupid the only way they see to get past you is by stinging you. the most stupid creature in the world, and killing them is a good deed!

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Danny

11 years ago

never been stung ;D

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Brennn10

11 years ago

What did you drop in a wasp's nest that was so important, that you had to stick you hand in there?

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fobblewabbleBrennn10

Reply 11 years ago

I didnt know there was a wasp nest there, but after I went to go get it, and two struck me then I realized I was right next to a nest. If I knew there was a nest there I wound have been more careful, and probobly had not been stung. I was getting a foot ball.

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NachoMahma

11 years ago

. I've heard that a paste of baking soda and water will relieve some of the sting and itching.

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KitemanNachoMahma

Reply 11 years ago

Wasp stings are alkali - use vinegar for vasps. Bee stings are acidic, use baking soda then.

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lemonieKiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Amine? What's in a wasp sting? L

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Kitemanlemonie

Reply 11 years ago

I don't know, but my first aid training said treat them with a mild acid to neutralise the sting if no proper cream was available.

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Except when the sting is in your eye... then it just makes you jumpy whenever you see/hear anything resembling a wasp.

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lol
And the swim meet the next day made it the best weekend of my life.... My face was still pretty puffy, making the task of putting on goggles ever so easy...

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fobblewabble

11 years ago

It doesnt hurt anymore. But its still swolen up.

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lemonie

11 years ago

At face value this sounds like a dumb thing to do? Telling us not to mess with stinging insects, isn't much of a revalation for me... Anyway, please tell us for what you suffered this pain to retrieve? L

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Pat Sowers

11 years ago

i got stung in between my eyes once and omg it hurt

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Tool Using Animal

11 years ago

Been there, benedryl and ice (this does not constitute medical advice)