Turns Out, When Wasps Are Given Colored Construction Paper, They Build Rainbow Colored Nests

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The thought of wasps rarely fills us with joy, but Mattia Menchetti is changing that.

Wasps build their nests from paper pulp, which they usually get from chewing raw wood, but Menchetti’s colony of European paper wasps have been given scraps of construction paper to work with. Coloured construction paper.

As a result of providing his colony with colored paper, the biology student’s wasps have produced stunning multicolored nests.

This trippy experiment is making us view wasps in a whole new light.

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Notula Zoologica
Notula Zoologica

The nests become little works of art.

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Notula Zoologica
Notula Zoologica

We never knew wasps could be so artistic!

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Notula Zoologica
Notula Zoologica

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