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

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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