wasp on a stick!
July 20th, 2009 by Tessa

I was staying back one day at camp with all of the assistant counselors and one of my friends, Tom, when our counselor, David decided to show us a cool trick.

David, the guy counselor, decided to show us how to put a bee or wasp on a stick. You see, when a bee or wasp gets cold, they go into a dormant stage where they fall asleep, and as soon as it becomes warm again, they wake up. So we got a 2 foot stick, a foot long string, and a wasp from outside. We stuck the wasp in the freezer and waited for it to fall asleep. In the mean time we tied the string to the end of the stick. As soon as it fell asleep, we took it out, and while it was still cold, we  tied the string around it. This made us a “wasp on a stick”. As soon as it woke up, it couldn’t sting us because the stick was long enough that it couldn’t reach us (since it is on a string). I wasn’t involved in this activity, I simply watched them.  (at least I am obliged to say that so I don’t have bad wasp Karma) Now that it had woke up, it flew around on the stick and we walked it around. Before we left, we let it go though, either by cutting the string and running or by freezing it again and untying it.

4 Responses  
brian writes:
July 20th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

yeah! This would be really bad karma, but you could put both on a stick and see what happens.

And I thought ants on a log was fun.

Sam writes:
July 20th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

Sounds like fun! Haha

Miranda writes:
July 22nd, 2009 at 4:40 pm

So funny Tessa…bad bee karma. You may be right though…you NEVER know.

Cricket Bourget writes:
July 27th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

Ohmigosh Tessa… Very engaging post, I laughed my head off!

(Growing up in Michigan, we used to tie junebugs to a string and have ‘em fly about–but I guess we were WIMPS compared to you… )

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