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Cutting off her piece

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Kikipuff and I were eating lunch outside at a picnic table when she began to be vexed by a single persistent yellow jacket worker. The wasp was intent on sampling my friend's chicken sandwich. Kiki ripped a chunk off of a chicken nugget and set it aside as an offering. The wasp's behavior didn't change. I realized that while the insect had originally oriented by scent, now she remembered the location of the food source and was not to be dissuaded. We slid down the bench and Kiki left the chunk of chicken at her now vacant spot on the table. Immediately the yellow jacket landed at the meat and took her time cutting a piece, before flying off to bring it to the larvae back in the nest.

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elainetyger
Aug. 28th, 2014 02:27 am (UTC)
Ingenious. Awesome lesson. Thanks!
iheartoothecae
Sep. 2nd, 2014 02:02 am (UTC)
This story makes me think of this image set:



Wasp needs nugget. :( :( NEEDS.

Edited at 2014-09-02 02:03 am (UTC)
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