Giant Wasp museum pt2

The leaflet that sparked the whole adventure, actually also it was due to Rie's parents getting an infestation of Giant wasps a few months ago.

The leaflet that sparked the whole adventure, (click for larger version) Actually it was also due to Rie's parents getting an infestation of Giant wasps a few months ago.

You can read about the attack-of-the-giant-wasps here

As it’s winter all the live wasps are asleep 🙁 If you come in summer you can interact with the live wasps (whatever that means) That sounds like a different experience altogether. We did get a discount only 500yen instead of the 1000yen it would be in Summer.

A collection of wasps, the biggest 4cm+

A collection of wasps, the biggest 4cm+

A wasps nest

A wasps nest

Us in front of a load of wasps nests

Us in front of a load of wasps nests

These wasps build their nests anywhere

These wasps build their nests anywhere

See what I mean?

See what I mean?

This one has the side cut away to reveal an internal structure with several "floors"

This one has the side cut away to reveal an internal structure with several "floors"

Austin was nervous of these nests, can't blame him really

Austin was nervous of these nests, can't blame him really

They cultivate these nests by hanging these ornaments upside down and making a great place for the wasps to build their nests on

They cultivate these nests by hanging these ornaments upside down and making a great place for the wasps to build their nests on

Let me tell you about the bears and the bees! Alternative version.

Let me tell you about the bears and the bees! Alternative version.

Not everyone finds this stuff interesting.

Not everyone finds this stuff interesting.

The wasp protection suit

The wasp protection suit

Lots of these good luck cats

Lots of these good luck cats

Not even Budda escapes.

Not even Budda escapes.

This is the main wasp guy, he loves them you can tell.

This is the main wasp guy, he loves them you can tell.

Its the honeycomb middle that weighs so little

Its the honeycomb middle that weighs so little

The nest has hit the fan now

The nest has hit the fan now

This will take 4 photos to show

This will take 4 photos to show

Can you guess what it is yet?

Can you guess what it is yet?

You must know by now

You must know by now

It's a bullet train nest

It's a bullet train nest

These ones are big

These ones are big

This ones a record breaker, goes over 2 floors

This ones a record breaker, goes over 2 floors

Leading to a whole new vast room of even more nests!

Leading to a whole new vast room of even more nests!

I'm only using about a 1/3 of the photos I took here as there are sooo many nests and so little time. (they are getting a bit samey to be honest)

I'm only using about a 1/3 of the photos I took here as there are sooo many nests and so little time. (they are getting a bit samey to be honest)

Heres one of the volcano, a local obsession.

Heres one of the volcano, a local obsession.

Not sure what this is about, I don't understand how they manipulate the wasps into doing these custom designs for them.

Not sure what this is about, I don't understand how they manipulate the wasps into doing these custom designs for them.

That is my favourite so far, if I was them I'd have this one out front.

That is my favourite so far, if I was them I'd have this one out front.

A huge slab of a nest.

A huge slab of a nest.

The nests seem to go on for miles.

The nests seem to go on for miles.

This one just seems wrong somehow.

This one just seems wrong somehow.

Dear me

Dear me

This one has a hat on, I really hope there isn't a human under that.

This one has a hat on, I really hope there isn't a human under that.

not sure what these are

not sure what these are

Not sure what to say

Not sure what to say

We are all wasps when it comes down to it.

We are all wasps when it comes down to it.

And so it's time to go. We've learned a lot.

And so it's time to go. We've learned a lot.

But still there are many questions unanswered

But still there are many questions unanswered

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One Response to “Giant Wasp museum pt2”

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Hello.You,s have a nice wasp nest museum.
I have a wasp nest museum here ,many kinds of wasps nests. If you care to check my museum,
you can, if the website don’t open up .just try 1,000 islands wasp museum ,gananoque,Ontario, Canada.
Maybe we can trade a few nests if possible,
thanks.
Joe The waspman

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