Turn Around Slowly and Quietly...

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Turn Around Slowly and Quietly...

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Paul Dickerson

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Posted: Dec 14, 2005 6:24 PM       Post Subject:
...and get the heck out!

I am not really big on bees. Fortunately none of the little rascals showed themselves. I would hate to run into this one in the summer. It was at least 30" in diameter.
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pdacey
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Posted: Dec 14, 2005 6:30 PM       Post Subject:

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C'mon, you gotta at least poke it once. icon_lol.gif

Chicken. icon_cool.gif
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Joseph Kormos

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Posted: Dec 15, 2005 10:27 AM       Post Subject:
Yikes, that's a big one, although not that uncommon.
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David Valley

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Posted: Dec 15, 2005 4:33 PM       Post Subject:
I enjoy poking those biggies with my termite probe...

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Blaine Wiley
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Posted: Dec 15, 2005 7:38 PM       Post Subject:
I know Joe Burkeson wouldn't touch that with a 10 foot pole!!!!!!!! And I wouldn't either!
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Larry Ewens

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Posted: Dec 16, 2005 7:59 AM       Post Subject:
Looks like your standard paper wasp nest. Nasty little buggers who I would not disturb unless it was to set the whole thing on fire. Not a good idea in an attic space.
Larry
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Erby Crofutt

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Posted: Dec 16, 2005 9:49 AM       Post Subject:
Paul,

May I put this on my cockamamie photos page.

http://b4uclose.tripod.com/cockamamiephotos/
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Marcel Cyr

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Posted: Dec 18, 2005 2:40 PM       Post Subject:
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Paul;
Never seen one that big, are these left over bees from the Ice Age?

I don't think I would spend to much time in the attic with this one, I would do what I had to do and my report would have this item in Red Italics as a concern to be taken cared of if use of the attic is foreseeable. ha. ha.

Marcel
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Jay Moge
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Posted: Dec 18, 2005 8:56 PM       Post Subject:

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the best part is when you think of the fact that bee's don't use the same nest year after year, some larva might, but for the most part that nest was built in one season. busy as a bee i guess. icon_cool.gif icon_wink.gif
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William Warner

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Posted: Dec 19, 2005 9:15 PM       Post Subject:
Ahh heck... that's just the 13 year olds science fair project... no reason to be alarmed! icon_lol.gif
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Aimee Jalowsky
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Posted: Dec 28, 2005 8:35 AM       Post Subject:
We had one of those when we moved in to our previous home last year. The owners had already sprayed it and blocked off the entry hole. We didn't know it was there until about a month after we moved in and my daughters room began to smell like death.

Soon enough I traced it to the closet where the entry way was to the partial attic. I opened the door, lost my lunch, grabbed the flashlight and looked down the space to see one a little smaller than that.

After we decided it wouldn't eat us alive we crawled over put it in a box, very carefully, brought it outside and poked at it. There were still live larve in it! This had to have been three months after it was sprayed.

They are so intricately designed, it really is amazing to see. A small scale maze, reminded me of a spongy meteorite.

So we left it outside and something came and took it away in the night, smashed it to pieces and ate it.

It was neat to see while we had it. Course then we went up and cleaned at least 1000 dead ones out of the attic space.

Please forgive my spelling errors, its only my first cup of joe here in the snowy Rockies.
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