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Image from page 123 of “Wasps and their ways” (1900)
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Title: Wasps and their ways
Year: 1900 (1900s)
Authors: Morley, Margaret Warner, 1858-1923
Publisher: New York : Dodd, Mead and company
Contributing Library: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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spend another comb below it, fasten-ing the new structure to the old by a stoutpaper-pillar support in the centre, and thisis often reinforced by a number of sidesupports. The wasps use the roof of the newcomb as a floor to the space above, andindeed a wasps-nest is but a series offloors, or stages, suspended one below an- 118 WASPS AND THEIR WAYS other, each floor having attached to itsunder side a large number of cells openingmouth down. The same cells are generally used two orthree times, for as soon as one brood ishatched the cells are cleaned and put inrepair by the workers and more eggs arelaid in them by the queen. The first cells built are smaller thanthose in the later combs. As the colonyprospers, it becomes generous in its treat-ment of the new members. The cellsbuilt by the many industrious workers arelarger, and their well-fed occupants arealso larger; indeed towards the end of theseason there sometimes come forth largeand portly workers that approximate thequeen in size.
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WORKERS, QUEENS, AND DRONES THE interior of a wasps-nest is a verymarvel for neatness and order. It iskept perfectly clean, and probably thewasps ventilate it through the hole inthe bottom which in some nests formsthe only entrance, as bees ventilate thehive by fanning with their wings nearthe opening. Certainly, captive wasps fan, just ascaptive bees do, and it is reasonable tosuppose that this action is applied as aremedy for bad air. The wasps, like the bees, have sentinelsto watch at the entrance, and when a nestis disturbed these are the first to flyout and investigate the cause of the dis-turbance. At their alarm the inmates of the nestrush forth, an angry swarm, ready to stinganything or anybody within reach. 119
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