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      Does that translate the same in French? 🤔🤣
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      Just their mobile phones would be enough. I recently delivered a series of integrated wasp management training seminars at a premier UK...
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      Karol replied to the thread (Other) flying insects.
      Spooky! I literally just posted to that effect. Hornets are better able to withstand rain being a bigger insect. The lack of competition...
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      Karol replied to the thread Where are the wasps?.
      I disturbed a wasp nest in a pile of rubble in early June. The nest was at least 4 to 6 weeks behind in development. Sadly I couldn't...
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      Karol replied to the thread Asian Hornet trap bycatch.
      By and large they don't, that's true. The architecture of the stinger is quite fascinating and is made up of three linear elements...
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      Karol replied to the thread Asian Hornet trap bycatch.
      Not sure that's entirely true. Honey bees have barbed stings and it takes many honey bees to kill one hornet unless they ball the...
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      Karol replied to the thread Asian Hornet trap bycatch.
      Why so? The video clip I linked to earlier shows how wasps destroy hornets hawking at the nest. Velutina and Crabro have different...
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      Karol replied to the thread Ticks.
      Seen many wasps this year?
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      Karol replied to the thread Ticks.
      Hence my comment about deer populations. However, I'm reasonably confident that deer populations don't swing by as much as 80% from one...
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      Karol replied to the thread Ticks.
      What's interesting is that there's an inverse correlation between ticks and wasp populations. Sometime ago I researched the incidence of...
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      Karol reacted to jenkinsbrynmair's post in the thread Asian Hornet trap bycatch with Like Like.
      rubbish!
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      Karol replied to the thread Asian Hornet trap bycatch.
      They say a picture paints a million words. This video should persuade everyone of the value of protecting native vespines: You'll...
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      Karol replied to the thread Asian Hornet trap bycatch.
      The bit that is missing is the size of the nests when sampled. A 50% wasp diet in a vastly under populated velutina nest is a good...
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      Karol replied to the thread Asian Hornet trap bycatch.
      Thank you for this link. It's certainly an interesting paper. I don't think there are any surprises in it but it is good to see...
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      Karol reacted to roche's post in the thread Asian Hornet trap bycatch with Like Like.
      They occupy a very similar ecological niche, and thus compete for resources. By having a strong population of natives and EHs, the...
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