Did You Know Wasps Can Build Rainbow Nests With Colored Paper?

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You may know of a wasp because of their sting. Yes, we understand – they hurt. A lot. There is a reason why wasps are feared all around. Of course, they are not a hated insect, like a mosquito.

Wasps play a major role in building the world around us, helping in pollination and killing pests. But other than that, wasps are artists of a higher order. Baffled? Well, if you are someone who only thinks of wasps two-dimensionally – as a sting-er and a pollinator, then you might be.

wasps are artists

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Mattia Menchetti, who was once a biology student at the University of Florence, had a keen interest in wasps. He wanted to study this majestic but feared species. We all know wasps make nests. They look unusually dull, but we can’t disagree that there is a pattern to it. Just because we can’t see a variety of colors on it, we dismiss them as boring. But can we really say wasps are not artists? Are they really that boring?

wasps are artists

Mattia Menchetti had a different perspective. He wanted to conduct an experiment with the wasp colony and for that, he presented different colored papers to the wasps. To be specific to all you wasp-enthusiasts, these were European Paper wasps.

Well, once Menchetti presented the paper – the wasps began to make their nests out of it. And the nests were magnificent. Each nest was a kaleidoscope of colors – there was an explosion of art. It can be a truly psychedelic experience. It proved that wasps are artists of a higher order.

Read: These 3-Dimensional Murals Seem To Flare Up And Come Out From The Buildings

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Who knew that wasps can be such magnificent painters? They should be called Nature’s Dali.

Menchetti shared the results in his blog, Notula Zoologica. You can go on this psychedelic experience on his website, or his Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Kash Khan

Kash Khan

Kash Khan is the founder of Educate Inspire Change (EIC). Since 2012 he has focused on on inspiring and educating others in order to improve their consciousness and connect to their true selves.

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Kash Khan is the creator of Educate Inspire Change(EIC). He founded EIC in 2012 to help keep people informed, to encourage people to expand their consciousness and to inspire people to reach for their dreams.
Since 2019 he has been going through the most transformative period of his life working with Sacred Plant Medicines out of Costa Rica and is now focusing much more on creating conscious content with the sole purpose of giving people more self-awareness so that they can heal mind, body & spirit and live a full life of meaning and purpose.

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