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  1. zegh8578
    zegh8578
    Wasps and bees sting according to some "triggers", swift movements may trigger stings, physical pressure to the body *will* trigger stings. A bumblebee once crept into my brothers ear, to explore. He cried, ran to dad, who proceeded to poke the bumblebee with a pencil
    Jul 25, 2019
  2. zegh8578
    zegh8578
    Frightening it, pressuring it, and physically pushing it deeper and deeper inside my crying brothers head. Thanks dad. No sting! Eventually, the bumblebee turned around, and simply crept back out, and flew away.
    Jul 25, 2019
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  3. zegh8578
    zegh8578
    Almost as if completing a circle, my brother *did* sit on a bumblebee. Now a big fat adult, he pushed it into the pillows on a garden chair, got stung in the ass as soon as he touched pillow, and the bumblebee flew away
    Jul 25, 2019
  4. Squadcar
    Squadcar
    I am awfully terrified (irrationality so) of anything that flies and stings. But bumblebees are very chill. I can tolerate them being closer to me than other flying stingers.
    Jul 25, 2019
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  5. zegh8578
    zegh8578
    I like to bill myself as some sort of dr. animal, but wasps can really test me. I've pushed annoyed wasps away, without incident, using slow movements, "imitating" the range of motion of a branch waving in the wind, for example
    Jul 25, 2019
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  6. Squadcar
    Squadcar
    Holy shit, did that work?
    I could never try it as I immediately try to distance myself from wasps and yellow jackets.
    Jul 25, 2019
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  7. zegh8578
    zegh8578
    I've held a wasp, on the bus, when I was a teen, to release it outside of the bus, and I one time fed a wasp ham, which was super-adorable, watching it cut the ham and fly away with it - but they do spook me. Sometimes they'll wanna expore your nostrils and stuff, and that is crossing the line
    Jul 25, 2019
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  8. zegh8578
    zegh8578
    I have also run for my life from wasps, when a friend stepped into a ground hornet nest. He was stung multiple times, I wasn't touched once, despite them chasing me. I heard them! Very surreal experience, but yeah, ran a path, straight out of the forest. They stopped chasing at the trees edge
    Jul 25, 2019
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  9. Squadcar
    Squadcar
    That's some form of bravery I can't possess. Other animals like snakes and bears, sure I am "scared of" but I can handle situations dealing with them. Tiny fliers with stingers? I panic. It's got to be something akin to phobia.
    Jul 25, 2019
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  10. zegh8578
    zegh8578
    Look at it like this - wasps don't really get that you're even a living thing. When they get up in your nostrils or ears, they're checking "cavities" for hidden insects they can eat. By not doing snappy, predator/bird-like movements, you can push them away, physically. It's super unnerving though...
    Jul 25, 2019
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  11. Squadcar
    Squadcar
    I had a similar experience with yellow jackets. Group ahead of mine in a hiking trip disturbed a nest. They crawled into every opening in my clothes and under my backpack straps and everything, hair included. They didn't give a fuck.
    Jul 25, 2019
  12. zegh8578
    zegh8578
    Oh yeah, if you disturb their nest, they go full attack. My friend ran deeper into the woods, plus he was the guy planting his foot through their home, they were merciless, I heard him scream :D He came up, and had hornets stuck *in* his fuzzy sweatter, stinging him relentlessly, again and again
    Jul 25, 2019
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  13. Walpknut
    Walpknut
    I have a needle phobia so any bug with stingers makes me anxious.
    Jul 26, 2019
  14. KingArthur
    KingArthur
    I've been attacked by mud wasps on a number of occasions; for those that don't know, mud wasps release a pheromone that causes the entire nest to swarm you whenever they're threatened. They're also twice as big as your average hornet.
    It's happened to me so often that needles are more of a mild inconvenience to me at this point.

    Basically what I'm saying is that you should face your fears by irritating mud wasps.
    Jul 26, 2019
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  15. Squadcar
    Squadcar
    I also have a phobia of needles, probably why bees and wasps freak me out so bad because they're hard to track and if spooked they can get aggressive.
    Jul 26, 2019
  16. Crni Vuk
    Crni Vuk
    As a child I was once stuck in a car with a wasp nest. Very interesting experience.
    Jul 26, 2019
  17. RangerBoo
    RangerBoo
    Bumble bees are cute. Hornets not so much. Little fuckers keep stinging my poor pups.
    Jul 27, 2019
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  18. KingArthur
    KingArthur
    Oh puppers
    Jul 27, 2019