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- All about wasps. Krautwurst, T. // Mother Earth News;Jul/Aug87, Issue 106, p60
Description of wasps: mud daubers, paper wasps and yellow jackets. Their behavior and habitat; Wasps' life cycle; How to repel wasps; Nest recognition; Sting first aid.
- It's a wise wasp that knows its own brother. // New Scientist;10/10/92, Vol. 136 Issue 1842, p16
Reports on research by scientists at the University of Georgia who have found that wasps have a special wax coating that helps the insects recognize mates. Description of the wax; Wasp colonies recognize fellow wasps by this coating; How young workers use the wax.
- WASP hijackers. // Science Teacher;Oct98, Vol. 65 Issue 7, p15
Provides information on the behavior of female paper wasps (Polostes dominulus). Findings that some wasps wait for an opportunity to adopt orphaned nests or hijack nests from other queens; Comments from Philip T. Starks, a Cornell doctoral candidate in animal behavior; Possible reason for this...
- Social contracts in wasp societies. // Nature;10/29/1992, Vol. 359 Issue 6398, p823
States that in the eusocial paper wasp Polistes fuscatus, subordinate queens that co-found nests with dominant queens usually disappear after the first workers emerge. Results of a series of egg removal experiments designed to mimic egg-eating; Finding the subordinates don't change their...
- The sting. // New Scientist;10/04/97, Vol. 156 Issue 2102, p23
Reports that male wasps are imprisoned by females to prevent them from using up rations.
- `Stuffed' males save food. // BioScience;Jan1998, Vol. 48 Issue 1, p72
Discusses research which observed the practice of stuffing male wasps into empty nest cells in a colony of paper wasps. Male wasps forced to remain in cells; Research by Starks and Poe in October 2, 1997 edition of `Nature'; Details about male stuffing; Composition of wasp colonies; Roles of...
- HOW WASPS JUDGE WASPS. Stover, Down // Popular Science;Feb2003, Vol. 262 Issue 2, p36
No abstract available.
- Keeping your meal cool. R.S.; Hickey, Georgina // Nature Australia;Spring95, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p10
Provides information on the host-storing behavior of nest-building spiders that appears to be an adaptive trade-off between predation risk and thermoregulatory requirements. Paralysis of spiders' bodies after attack by female parasitoid wasps; Movement of paralyzed bodies to the exposed entrance...
- Mud-slinging spider stingers. Van Dyck, Steve // Nature Australia;Spring95, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p20
Provides information on the mud-dauber wasps. Proclivity for sooty bowels of machinery exhaust pipes; Female wasp's stocking of each mud nursery flasks with dozens of paralyzed spiders; Construction of mud nurseries as rooted in evolutionary tradition.