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#1 Hornetboy

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 08:04 PM

I recently purchased two gourds for an interesting project. The reason why I purchased these gourds is because I want to make them into fake hornet nests so I can display them in my collection. First, I will drill a hole toward the bottom of each gourd as an "entrance hole". Then, I will take the paper from an envelope of an old D. maculata nest and glue pieces to the gourds until each one is completely covered in nest envelope. Last, I will hang them from my ceiling with the rest of my nests.

Do you have any thoughts, guys?

Edited by Carolina_wolfie, 25 July 2008 - 01:09 AM.


#2 BeeMan3

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 08:08 PM

That sounds like a cool idea. did you see those gourds for sale on ebay right now that the person says are hornet nest shaped?

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 08:17 PM

Yep, those hornet nest shaped gourds which are on Ebay right now are the ones which sparked this awesome idea for me. Here is a MONSTER gourd which measures a whopping 41 inches around:

http://cgi.ebay.com/...1QQcmdZViewItem

This one would make an INCREDIBLE fake hornet nest!

Does making a fake hornet nest sound like something which you might do in the future (Ya know, just so you can have a novel display for your collection!)? :)

That sounds like a cool idea. did you see those gourds for sale on ebay right now that the person says are hornet nest shaped?



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Posted 19 July 2008 - 08:33 PM

Yeah i may try it in the near future but first i will start on collecting the paper from any nests i find that are not in good enough condition to keep.

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 02:07 AM

That sounds like a good plan to me! :) Perhaps you have some old nests lying around which you don't mind sacrificing to this project or perhaps you can find a good deal on some cheap Ebay nests. Of course, an excellent place to obtain some nice gourds is Ebay! Here are a few links to help get you started:

http://search.ebay.c...QsassZbrucegore
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http://search.ebay.c...QsassZcapri2444
and
http://search.ebay.c...assZhappygourds

By the way, I am planning on posting photos of my own fake nests.


Yeah i may try it in the near future but first i will start on collecting the paper from any nests i find that are not in good enough condition to keep.



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Posted 20 July 2008 - 10:08 AM

lol! sounds like a cool little project!

ya know, gourds can also be used as nest places for some yellowjackets and a lot of polistes species

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 03:10 PM

Thanks! :) In the future, perhaps you might be interested in making your own fake hornet nest so you will have a unique display in your collection. What do you think, Vulgaris?

lol! sounds like a cool little project!






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