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Old 03-17-2009, 02:57 PM
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Old wasp nest?

I cut down a wasp nest at my parents house the other day. My Dad told me to destory the nest, but I want to keep it for a souviner. I think it is amazing how mother nature works. My Dad is afraid of wasp eggs will hatch soon or sleeping wasps will awaken with the spring warmth.

My question is, can I keep the nest and spray it with bee killer or just throw it away? There is some damage to the hive from birds eating at the nest. Thanks for the suggestions.

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Old 03-17-2009, 08:07 PM
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Just spray it. I have a half dozen wasp nests of various sorts in my 'natural history' guestroom - never any problems - and they've been there for years.
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Old 03-17-2009, 11:53 PM
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I've also heard of some people who use a clear spray enamel or even hair spray to help preserve them.
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Old 03-17-2009, 11:59 PM
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you ca use a spray shelack or a aerosal clear coat
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:45 AM
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Just spray it. I have a half dozen wasp nests of various sorts in my 'natural history' guestroom - never any problems - and they've been there for years.
OK, not clear enough - spray it withe WASP KILLER before you spray it with anything else. Actually, the 'anything else' is unnecessary and makes it look fake.
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Old 03-19-2009, 01:47 AM
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no thanks been stung to many times when i was really young
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Old 03-19-2009, 11:31 AM
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Sounds cool. I'd love to see a pic.
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Old 03-19-2009, 11:42 AM
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nests alive or dead give me the creeps.
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Old 03-19-2009, 12:17 PM
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I collected wasp nests as a kid...and I fortunately put a LID on the large jar I stored them in. I remember I dang near dropped it when I was looking at them - and noticed at least a dozen wasps had emerged...and they wanted out in a bad way!
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Old 03-19-2009, 09:27 PM
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i agree .. very creepy!
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