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Fri Oct 30, 2020, 10:38 AM

Murder hornet nest destroyed


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Crews in Washington state on Saturday worked to destroy the first Asian giant hornet nest found in the United States, a day after officials announced the discovery.

The "murder hornets" were first spotted in the state late last year, and entomologists have since been on alert for the massive insects, which can devastate honey bee populations.

The nest was found after four live hornets were caught this week in traps the agriculture department set up in the area. Entomologists were able to attach radio trackers to three of the hornets, and one of them led them to the nest -- located in the cavity of a tree on private property -- Wednesday afternoon, officials said. The team observed dozens of hornets entering and leaving the tree.

https://abcnews.go.com/US/nest-murder-hornets-washington-state-1st-us-officials/story?id=73791624&cid=social_twitter_abcn

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Arkansas Granny Oct 2020 OP
malaise Oct 2020 #1
bamagal62 Oct 2020 #2
lagomorph777 Oct 2020 #6
whopis01 Oct 2020 #9
Talitha Oct 2020 #14
bamagal62 Oct 2020 #17
Iggo Oct 2020 #18
oregonjen Oct 2020 #15
Baitball Blogger Oct 2020 #3
PCIntern Oct 2020 #4
DavidDvorkin Oct 2020 #5
lagomorph777 Oct 2020 #12
Sherman A1 Oct 2020 #7
AmericanCanuck Oct 2020 #8
5X Oct 2020 #10
Yavin4 Oct 2020 #11
MuseRider Oct 2020 #13
abqtommy Oct 2020 #16
jmowreader Oct 2020 #19

Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 10:41 AM

1. One more reason why scientists matter

Get thee to the greatest page

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 10:42 AM

2. Wild that you can put a tracker on a hornet.

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Response to bamagal62 (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 10:54 AM

6. These fuckers must be HUGE!

Wow.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 11:06 AM

9. They aren't small

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Response to whopis01 (Reply #9)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 12:34 PM

14. If that's a regular sized one, how doggone big are the Queens?

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Response to whopis01 (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 05:41 PM

17. OMG.

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Response to whopis01 (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 05:42 PM

18. Is that a death's-head on its forehead?

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 10:43 AM

3. Are they going to destroy them or study them?

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 10:44 AM

4. Wow! Now there's a job to awaken to every morning.

Download the old fantasy story “The Bees From Borneo” from the old pulp Sci fi days. It is prescient.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 10:52 AM

5. I was wondering if this was going to be a joke about cleaning out the White House.

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 11:09 AM

12. There will be a lot of bugs to remove (bedbugs and Russian bugs)

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 11:02 AM

7. K&R

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 11:03 AM

8. interesting

 

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 11:07 AM

10. They are orange like the dotard murderer.

Orange is the new red.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 11:09 AM

11. A second one will be destroyed by the voters on Nov. 3rd. n/t

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 11:15 AM

13. I love that picture

of the tracking device. That is just so cool to see.

Science in action.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 01:30 PM

16. Now hows about we turn these Crews that destroyed the Killer Hornets loose on the

Killer Cops in the U.S. and the Killer Terrorists in France? Seems like The Crews know
what to do.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 05:46 PM

19. This is what a tracker-fitted hornet looks like



And yes, the state did kill the whole batch, plus (with the homeowner's permission - or, more than likely, insistence) they cut down the tree the nest was in and hauled it off to get rid of the baby hornets and queens that were in it.

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