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Description:At a very low magnification of only 12x this scanning electron micrograph (SEM) depicted some of the ultrastructural details made visible on the surface of an unidentified wasps' nest found on the ground in the Decatur, Georgia suburbs. Note what appears to be a lamellated, or layered pattern, which was used by the nest builders in the construction of the hexagonally-shaped cells.

Wasp nests are primarily composed of a mixture of masticated wood chips, and the salivary secretions of the female wasps, who chew, and apply the mixture in a nest-building fashion unique to the specie of wasp. The nest is built around a configuration of hexagonal-shaped cells. A single egg is deposited into each cell, which will hatch into a larva, or pupa, that after a varying period of development, will seal itself into the cell, and metamorphose into an adult wasp.

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Content Providers(s):CDC
Creation Date:2006
Photo Credit:Janice Carr
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MeSH
tree picture Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
tree picture tree picture Investigative Techniques
tree picturetree picture tree picture Microscopy
tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Microscopy, Electron
tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Microscopy, Electron, Scanning
tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Photomicrography
tree picture Organisms
tree picture tree picture Animals
tree picturetree picture tree picture Invertebrates
tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Arthropods
tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Insects
tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Hymenoptera
tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Wasps
Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.
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