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Name: Jodene M. R.
Status: other
Age: 50s
Location: N/A
Country: N/A
Date: Saturday, August 31, 2002


Question:
What do hornets make their nest out of? Why does it look like there is a honey comb in the nest?


Replies:
Hornet nests are made of a paper-like material made by the insects from chewed up plant material and their own saliva. The honey comb shape is a very efficient way to pack a strong structure with lots of cavities into a small space, each comb cell in a wasp or hornet nest serves as the hatching and growth chamber for one egg and larva.

J. Elliott


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