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Focus Stacked Image of the Business End of a Wasp
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May 21, 2020 22:56:58   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
For anyone who has ever dealt with the "business end" of a wasp, here's what it looks like up close. When you do a 'double download' you can see the stinger of the little bugger which is what I wanted to share.

The other thing that I found interesting is how its abdomen is segmented and I can envision how the plates fold and expand so that it can "scrunch its butt" as it dig its stinger into someone.

Well, no need to worry about this one any longer.


(Download)

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May 21, 2020 23:29:59   #
Curmudgeon Loc: SE Arizona
 
That little thing can cause that much pain. Amazing. Nice shot thanks for showing me that Sippy.

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May 21, 2020 23:35:24   #
Fotoartist Loc: Detroit, Michigan
 
Shows the marvelous mechanics.

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May 21, 2020 23:40:33   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
Fotoartist wrote:
Shows the marvelous mechanics.


Isn't that cool..? Reminds me of a suit-of-armor in the way that it is engineered. That Mother Nature is one heck of a designer.

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May 21, 2020 23:42:00   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
Curmudgeon wrote:
That little thing can cause that much pain. Amazing. Nice shot thanks for showing me that Sippy.


Thanks, of course it is the venom that causes the pain and I've been tagged many times so I have first hand experience with the "OUCH".

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May 21, 2020 23:51:18   #
Muddyvalley Loc: McMinnville, Oregon
 
Nicely done stack sippy!! I once watched the stinger of a Konga ant enter the tip of my middle finger. (They call them bullet ants now I guess) It was an experience I am in no hurry to repeat. The pain went up to my shoulder & then back down to all of my fingers. Somehow I've avoided being stung by yellowjackets. Lots of honey bees have nailed me though.

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May 22, 2020 00:22:46   #
DJD Loc: Seal Beach, CA
 
Great shot. I’ve been on the receiving end a time or two. Nice to know I won’t have to contend with this one. Thanks for sharing.

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May 22, 2020 03:41:33   #
Doddy Loc: Barnard Castle-England
 
Great shot, I'm afraid I kill Wasps on sight..nasty little b*ggers!

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May 22, 2020 04:01:43   #
JoAnneK01 Loc: Lahaina, Hawaii
 
How well I am familiar with that business end. While living in Oklahoma, I got stung on my upper arm. Luckily I was with a friend who noticed the arm was swelling up. She grabbed me and quickly tied a tourniquet around the shoulder (from arm pit and up above the shoulder. She then took me to the hospital which was about 2 miles away. Thankfully I was treated immediately as I found out I was allergic to their venom.

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May 22, 2020 08:02:08   #
nimbushopper Loc: Tampa, FL
 

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May 22, 2020 08:26:42   #
Dr J Loc: NE Florida
 
Another winner! 👏🏻

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May 22, 2020 09:00:40   #
Davoallen
 
You have done it again. Thanks Sippy

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May 22, 2020 09:12:21   #
SueScott Loc: Hammondsville, Ohio
 
The ddl gave me chills! So glad your model is no longer "in business"!

Great detail, BTW!

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May 22, 2020 09:52:33   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
Muddyvalley wrote:
Nicely done stack sippy!! I once watched the stinger of a Konga ant enter the tip of my middle finger. (They call them bullet ants now I guess) It was an experience I am in no hurry to repeat. The pain went up to my shoulder & then back down to all of my fingers. Somehow I've avoided being stung by yellowjackets. Lots of honey bees have nailed me though.


Thanks for dropping by. Wow, Bullet Ants mean serious business. I've never encountered one although I have seen several programs about them. I understand that their name has been well earned and I'm sure that after being stung by one you would find the name fitting too.

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May 22, 2020 09:54:33   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
DJD wrote:
Great shot. I’ve been on the receiving end a time or two. Nice to know I won’t have to contend with this one. Thanks for sharing.


Thanks, they can be sneaky little devils too with where they choose to build their nests.

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