Wasps are bastards

Science has confirmed that wasps are nature's biggest trolls, adapting to deal with aggressive ants by taunting them.

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When invasive wasps came to New Zealand they had to battle with native acid-spraying ants for food sources, so the wasps figured out how to deal with their land-locked enemies. The wasps scoop the ants up and hurl them away from the food source. The more ants there are, the further the wasps throw them.

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For a creature the size of an ant, that's the equivalent of being hurled half a football field away.

But that's still not as creepy as the whole fig symbiosis thing.

Research published in the Journal of the Royal Society Biology Letters

DISCUSSION

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LeftAtMars

When I was 11 I got the bright idea to throw a dirt clod at a wasp nest... Yeah...Needless to say I spent a few days covered in baking soda paste and ice after most of my body was completely bitten or stung. Now when I see a nest I take on a scorched earth policy toward them! I will burn my house down if it comes to it just to kill a nest of those little bastards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!