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#16 webeagle12

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 03:26

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#17 mudslag

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 06:56

I think we have a relative of those here in Kentucky, called "Japanese Giant Hornets".  They get big, they bite and sting at the same time and hurt like hell.  I've never been swarmed by them though, just stung once or twice, killed it and dealt with the swelling later with a bee sting kit.  I don't think we've had any major problems with people getting swarmed by them around here though, that's crazy stuff.

 

 

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#18 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 07:02

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Jesus, I hope they sold you a remote control for those



#19 alwaysonacoffebreak

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 07:11

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#20 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 07:20

Jeebus... I thought bugs were meant to be small...

 

I am NEVER going to Japan.  NEVER!



#21 alwaysonacoffebreak

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 10:38

Jeebus... I thought bugs were meant to be small...

 

I am NEVER going to Japan.  NEVER!

 

Don't you worry, they'll come to you.  :rofl:



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Posted 30 September 2013 - 11:02

This is what nightmares are made of .... Yikes!



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Posted 30 September 2013 - 11:04

Bill Gates was sponsoring the development an anti-mosquito laser. I propose an upgrade to his system so that it is a bit more long these lines 

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#24 mudslag

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 22:51

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 23:12

Holy ###### , just no, hell no. I genuinly feel sick, I start shaking and freaking out when I see bees but hornets just ###### that ugh...



#26 DocM

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 23:45

Hornets and yellow jackets are our biggest problem when it comes to stinging insects. Fast, aggressive and just plain nasty.

We also have what we know as wasps -

The American great black wasp (Sphex pensylvanicus) sting HURTS LIKE HELL, but they aren't particularly.aggressive.

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The paper wasp is only aggressive when protecting a nest, but its sting can cause anaphylactic shock and death in some people. Avoidance is very, very wise.

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Both are VERY important pollinators and prey on (or lay eggs in) numerous pests so they're looked on as gardeners friends.

#27 Growled

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 23:46

Bill Gates was sponsoring the development an anti-mosquito laser. I propose an upgrade to his system so that it is a bit more long these lines 

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That works for me. :)



#28 Gerowen

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 23:55

Yup, they are related.

 

Pictures speak louder! :D

 

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These look like the ones we have.  I was raised calling them sand hornets, but when I googled "sand hornet" the pictures on the Wikipedia page are of a much smaller hornet with a different color pattern, so I did some searching and these pictures are of the kind we have here.  Vividly yellow and black, almost like a yellow jacket but a lot bigger, sometimes upwards of 2" long.  I smacked one with one of those electric fly swatters the other day and all it did was stun him, I had to sit there and hold the button for 5 seconds or so to kill it.



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 00:02

giant hornet is like gozilla to insects.



#30 Kalint

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 00:11

I cant even look at those stingers, holy crap.