Give some colorful paper to wasps, and they will build rainbow nests!

2016-04-07 // unusual

If you give colorful paper to wasps, they will build rainbow nests! A surprising and psychedelic discovery by Mattia Menchetti, a biology student at the University of Florence, who created an experiment providing different colors of paper to a captive colony of European wasps. If these rainbow wasp nests are pretty amusing, they unfortunately demonstrate how unintentional human interference can also produce surprising and dramatic results.

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Images © Mattia Menchetti / source

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