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Jonathan’s Polistes dominula journal


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#1 Offline Jonathan5608 - Posted May 11 2023 - 4:59 PM

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Was walking around my backyard when I notice a relatively large paper wasp chewing on some wood from my old chicken coop. I wondered if it was a queen so I followed it back to its best. Sure enough it was a lone queen just starting off her colony. I basically lightly modified a critter keeper so I hope that suites her. Removing her from outside felt especially daunting. Though it was rather simple once done. I hope for good things from this colony.9172B849-00BA-4319-89C3-33848AE5FDA3.jpeg 65EA4D6D-4EA9-4CF8-B278-349C201966E0.jpeg 77FB7427-9993-4A87-9E96-36AB8FE346E5.jpeg

Edited by Jonathan5608, May 12 2023 - 3:48 AM.

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#2 Offline Flu1d - Posted May 12 2023 - 10:40 AM

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I wanna start a paper wasp colony so badly. I am VERY excited to see this journal.

#3 Offline Jonathan5608 - Posted May 18 2023 - 10:49 AM

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Update. Nothing has changed much I added a water dish and a cup of honey plus additional wood. I’ve seen a bit of construction since she’s been in there but not as much as I would like.

#4 Offline ANTdrew - Posted May 18 2023 - 11:51 AM

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Wasp keeping doesn’t really seem like a good idea to me.
"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

#5 Offline Flu1d - Posted May 18 2023 - 4:33 PM

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Wasp keeping doesn’t really seem like a good idea to me.


I have seen it work out quite well for some. I plan on trying my hand at it eventually.

#6 Offline Jonathan5608 - Posted May 22 2023 - 5:46 PM

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Canceled. Released the female. She didn’t seem to settle in properly

Edited by Jonathan5608, May 22 2023 - 5:46 PM.





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