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A huge wasp nest discovered by exterminator John Birkett at the unused spare bedroom of a house in Winchester. According to the Hampshire Chronicle:

“I opened the door and I just couldn’t bloody believe it,” Mr Birkett said. “It was the most incredible thing I’ve seen. “I got dressed up like a spaceman and tried to destroy as many as I could with the workers flying around the room.” The nest split in half during the struggle, releasing 2,000 wasps. “I was covered in them,” he said. “The room was completely full of wasps.”

MORE: 5,000 wasps found in St Cross bedroom (Hampshire Chronicle)



Last year, Ultraslo trained a high speed Phantom Mira camera on a wasp nest without really knowing what the inhabitants were doing.

The sequence was shot at 4700 frames per second and played back at 30fps, whereupon it became clear that the wasps were not only carrying water back to the nest but also cooling it with their wingbeats.