Give some colorful paper to wasps, and they will build rainbow nests! (8 pics)




If you give colorful paper to wasps, they will build rainbow nests! A surprising and psychedelic discovery by  Mattia Menchetti , a biology student at the University of Florence, who created an experiment providing different colors of paper to a captive colony of European wasps. If these rainbow wasp nests are pretty amusing, they unfortunately demonstrate how unintentional human interference can also produce surprising and dramatic results.

Give some colorful paper to wasps, and they will build rainbow nests!

Give some colorful paper to wasps, and they will build rainbow nests!

Give some colorful paper to wasps, and they will build rainbow nests!

Give some colorful paper to wasps, and they will build rainbow nests!

Give some colorful paper to wasps, and they will build rainbow nests!

Give some colorful paper to wasps, and they will build rainbow nests!

Give some colorful paper to wasps, and they will build rainbow nests!

Images © Mattia Menchetti / source

Images © Mattia Menchetti / source




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