When Wasps Are Given Colored Paper, They Build Rainbow Nests

Would you say that wasps are cute? Not really. Unlike butterflies and bees, wasps are not cute or friendly. Well, this doesn’t mean they are aggressive.

They just don’t like you to touch them. But, you can’t ignore the fact that bees are sort of… hippies.

These insects have an incredible skill, and they can build psychedelic nests.

Mattia Menchetti, a biology student at the University of Florence, did an experiment to observe this phenomenon.

Mattia was giving a captive colony of European paper wasps different colored paper. The final result was amazing. Wasps built kaleidoscopic houses. Nature always finds a way to surprise us.

The result of this experiment is breathtaking. Humans can sometimes affect nature’s way of doing things. The result is not always pleasant, but these wasp nests sure got our attention.

This isn’t the first example of this kind. In 2012, a group of French beekeepers noticed that their bees had made green and blue honey.

What led to this phenomenon? Their bees had been collecting sugar from the shells of M&Ms at the local waste-processing plant.



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