View Full Version : HUGE hornet

06-04-2006, 01:41 PM
I've been stung by hornets and japanese hornets. I'd HATE to get stung by this one. It would feel like being stabbed.


06-04-2006, 01:42 PM
Holy crap. That is a HUGE hornet !

06-04-2006, 01:44 PM
Damn, getting stung by that...NO THANKS!!!!

06-04-2006, 02:40 PM
I got stung three times by hornets last summer outside my house, before I found out where the nest was and took care of them. :tantrum:

06-04-2006, 02:43 PM
I hate any kind of Hornet, Wasp, Bee, anything that flys and stings. I can't even begin to count how many times those things have sent me running. That thing would probably have me running into the next state.

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06-04-2006, 02:54 PM
She has fat fingers.

06-04-2006, 03:09 PM
I got stung by a hornet once and it hurt like a mother****er.

06-04-2006, 03:18 PM
I got stung by a hornet once and it hurt like a mother****er.

LMAO. That's one way to put it.

06-04-2006, 03:20 PM
I saw a documentary on Japanese hornets once. Showing the hornets' size in comparison to the entymologist and the narrator creeped me out.

06-04-2006, 03:28 PM
someone get a newspaper! :eek:

06-04-2006, 03:39 PM
I would be running so fast I'd probably trip over myself.

06-04-2006, 03:53 PM
Its venom is so potent that a sting dissolves surrounding human tissue. :eek:

06-04-2006, 03:57 PM
She has fat fingers.


06-04-2006, 05:15 PM
Thank god those things aren't in the US. Those things would kill

06-04-2006, 07:08 PM
looks like a star wars hornet :lol:

King Felix
06-04-2006, 07:23 PM
Its venom is so potent that a sting dissolves surrounding human tissue. :eek::eek2:

Ohio Fanatic
06-04-2006, 08:35 PM
Jeez, that was huge. Carry my 3 year old away.

06-04-2006, 08:46 PM
The Japanese Honeybee's Thermal Defense
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.