3 Wasps That Will Do Anything to Survive

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  • From ripping your own appendages off to cockroach mind control, wasps go to great lengths to ensure the survival of their species.

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    Sources:
    animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/bugs/wasp/

    Fig wasps:
    www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960982205014661
    www.bbc.co.uk/earth/story/20160429-a-tale-of-loyalty-and-betrayal-starring-figs-and-wasps
    askabiologist.asu.edu/figs-without-wasps

    Fairy wasps:
    www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1467803911000946
    blogs.discovermagazine.com/notrocketscience/2011/11/30/how-fairy-wasps-cope-with-being-smaller-than-amoebas/#.WQinO1Pytxw

    Jewel wasps:
    www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-a-wasp-turns-cockroaches-into-zombies/
    academic.oup.com/icb/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/icb/icu006
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Comments: 715

  • Emdad Ahmed
    Emdad Ahmed 6 hours ago

    Life is crazy. Just to maintain the next generation, life goes to unfathomable lengths.

  • barrel asyam
    barrel asyam 3 days ago

    Cooooooooool

  • James Gill
    James Gill 4 days ago

    This is why I don't eat figs

  • drz
    drz 4 days ago

    3:40 Jessie Ventura

  • TheEpicGamingBros.
    TheEpicGamingBros. 4 days ago

    Who knew flowers had genders

  • Juni Post
    Juni Post 13 days ago

    A wasp is a very angry meat eating bug. and if it could say ANYTHING we humans could understand, it would only have One thing to say to us. "FETHCK OFF! I am eating!"

  • HCN 27.0253g/mol
    HCN 27.0253g/mol 17 days ago

    Anything?

  • Retro Madness
    Retro Madness 18 days ago

    this video doesnt want you eating figs :T

  • ʜʏʟɪᴀɴ ᴘʀɪᴅᴇ

    Geeze man wasps are frightening. Living a bug's life would be hell on earth. That's not even the only wasp that does this sort of thing, there's one that actually hunts tarantulas, paralyzes them and lays its eggs inside it. Inside a freaking TARANTULA dude.

    The thought of being unable to move as something grows in and eventually eats your insides is just... **shiver**

  • Stephen Chow
    Stephen Chow 22 days ago

    Wasps exist to piss on everything you love.

  • treykilgoreiscool
    treykilgoreiscool 24 days ago

    That Jewel wasp sounds like my ex-wife

  • Norwegian nightmare
    Norwegian nightmare 26 days ago

    Well... no more figs for me

  • Give me ads This is a living

    *Ahaha* good one XD

  • Infinity squared
    Infinity squared Month ago

    3rd smallest? Smaller than an amoeba?

  • Thirti Sankwich
    Thirti Sankwich Month ago

    wtf is the point of insects that don't do anything other than reproduce

  • The Modern Day Shaman

    All is one being, fragmented infinitely.

  • lapointe lapointe
    lapointe lapointe Month ago

    cool

  • Em Animates/Draws/Plays

    WELL THAN AINT DAT INTERESTIN IN EVERY WAY EH?!?!

  • TheJackalope231
    TheJackalope231 Month ago

    I didn't know it was possible to be even more terrified of wasps.

  • thee erisskoo
    thee erisskoo Month ago

    i think we should kill all the insects in the world who needs them anyway

  • Poles Apart
    Poles Apart Month ago

    that last wasp sounds like my ex girlfriend

  • Luis Fernando
    Luis Fernando Month ago

    I wonder what would happen if all roaches die, I really hate them.

  • Chelsea Rector
    Chelsea Rector Month ago

    I want an animated movie about wasps and cockroach mind control. The cockroaches will bind together to rebel against the oppressive and unjust wasp matriarchy. one unorthodox lady wasp will form a love interest with the son of the leader of the radical roach rebellion. When her own sister attempts to take control of the roach heir, she has no other choice but to end the life of her own sister, forever solidifying her alliance with the roaches and earning their trust. they go on to defeat the wasps and create weird wasp-roach hybrid babies which will lead into the sequel in which the fate of humanity is threatened by the existence of roasps (roach-wasps) and they go into an all out war.

  • Hi Skrubz
    Hi Skrubz Month ago

    Me.

  • Kris Kris
    Kris Kris Month ago

    Did you just assume their gender! xD

  • Travis Dunningham
    Travis Dunningham Month ago

    And I thought humans were fucked up...

  • 00daveyr
    00daveyr Month ago

    How does the wasp as small as an amobia breed if it wipes out the bulk of it's dna before maturation? won't it need the dna somewhere to pass into the new ones?

  • Lewis Moore
    Lewis Moore Month ago

    Hymenoptra are awsome!

  • Yu To
    Yu To Month ago

    You forgot proustiting their body for money.

  • God
    God Month ago

    I can feel their eggs in my skin 😱

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  • Ghost_BlueNexus
    Ghost_BlueNexus Month ago

    Even tiny little cells aren't safe from wasp

  • ServallPestControl
    ServallPestControl Month ago

    Thanks foe sharing. Stinging insects like bees and hornets send more than 500,000 people to the emergency room each year. These pests are especially active during the second half of summer and early fall when the colonies forage for food that will sustain their queens during the winter.

  • Optic500
    Optic500 Month ago

    This is confusing

  • Derek Knight
    Derek Knight Month ago

    Wasps are sinister.

  • Cinnamon bun Gamer
    Cinnamon bun Gamer Month ago

    That line you said sounds how aliens are born

  • Steven Mellon
    Steven Mellon Month ago

    I learned all of this beforehand, off wikipedia.

  • Peter Oldak
    Peter Oldak Month ago

    Does this mean every fig I've ever eaten has also in turn eaten a wasp?!

  • Pyriform
    Pyriform Month ago

    You've put me right off my fig rolls.

  • mystery night
    mystery night Month ago

    I want the kind controlling wasp to kill all the cockroaches in my house!!!

  • sub zero fights
    sub zero fights Month ago

    These Facts STING
    {I'm really sorry for this cancer}

  • fox b5
    fox b5 2 months ago

    what purpose do wasp have in the animal kingdom

  • Rebel90x Gaming!
    Rebel90x Gaming! 2 months ago

    1:40 This just opens up a whole new can of worms.

  • kevinbs05
    kevinbs05 2 months ago

    "If you want to learn more about tiny stinging insects...", no, no I really don't.

  • AssassinGrudge
    AssassinGrudge 2 months ago

    my biggest fear is insects at dog size

  • Jakub Ujhazy
    Jakub Ujhazy 2 months ago

    O god kazadors

  • Thomas Smith
    Thomas Smith 2 months ago

    this video made me really uncomfortable

  • The Michael Anderson Show

    life is brutal

  • Justin Playz
    Justin Playz 2 months ago

    🐝

  • KnightShadowsong
    KnightShadowsong 2 months ago

    Why... Why... Cockroach Mind Control? *Racks shotgun* Okay... Hunting season! No Bag Limit! seriously! kill those F*ckers!

  • Carl Li
    Carl Li 2 months ago

    Bees: Pollinate Flowers, Keep Our environment alive, make sweet honey

    Wasp: Unforgiving, painful little shits that everyone hates

  • Outta Here
    Outta Here 2 months ago

    A vid on my ex wow

  • Lew M
    Lew M 2 months ago

    how long till people start trying to get high from that wasp that got the roach drugged up

  • justandy333
    justandy333 2 months ago

    This is why i'm a believer in Evolution and Science and not in any 'god loves us all and all his creations' thing. Some fucked up god to create an organism that uses another intrusively and destructively for its own procreation.

    • Can I just get a picture?
      Can I just get a picture? Month ago

      To be fair I don't think you'd get the impression that 'god loves us all and all his creations' from reading the bible anyway.


  • Rick James
    Rick James 2 months ago

    so, do they have figs that dont have wasp orgies?

  • Emmanuel Hernandez
    Emmanuel Hernandez 2 months ago

    What happens to the male babies?

  • Eric Vickery
    Eric Vickery 2 months ago

    wtf......... i did love eating figs off my grandparents fig tree

  • Camersauce
    Camersauce 2 months ago

    I
    FREAKIN'
    HATE
    WASPS

  • Dustin Noyfba
    Dustin Noyfba 2 months ago

    ... i hate wasps even more now. ::shudder::

  • Óscar Martín
    Óscar Martín 2 months ago

    Disgusting

  • Emma Grader
    Emma Grader 2 months ago

    Reminds me of John Green.

  • francois dinauto
    francois dinauto 2 months ago

    Damn that's dark even by my standards and I'm dark AF

  • Cringe cast games
    Cringe cast games 2 months ago

    Anything 😏💦

  • Andrew Knackstedt
    Andrew Knackstedt 2 months ago

    0:20 I know of one of these species, i think it's called "Fockmearm justgotstung".

  • Sleepercreeper
    Sleepercreeper 2 months ago

    I'm not kidding when I was 7 I was putting fake cobwebs around my house when it was almost Halloween then all of a sudden I got stung by 7 hornets I was hurting for a day or two

  • Josh Derak
    Josh Derak 2 months ago

    The Jewel Wasp reminds me of the alien character in Under The Skin.

  • bone hurting juice
    bone hurting juice 2 months ago

    this wasp needs to leave them roaches alone set my man's free he didn't do nothing.

  • Rathernot Disclose
    Rathernot Disclose 2 months ago

    mind control wasp is nuts

  • Anodyne Melody
    Anodyne Melody 2 months ago

    Wow, that green jewel wasp's venom sounds like it would make a really fun recreational drug! Also, *wow*, just WOW, what a crazy life cycle!

  • Quen Loust
    Quen Loust 2 months ago

    Strangely itchy all of a sudden...

    THEY'RE ALL OVER ME!

  • Gresi Lamaj
    Gresi Lamaj 2 months ago

    I love figs! They're so delicious and sweet!

  • Joe Penguin
    Joe Penguin 2 months ago

    when I have liquid in my throat and tilt back my head why doesn't it go down my throat? same for solids

  • Christopher Rodriguez
    Christopher Rodriguez 2 months ago

    SCISHOW BOB!

  • Nie Pewny
    Nie Pewny 2 months ago

    Great video! A lot of curious knowleage.

  • Seamus Callaghan
    Seamus Callaghan 2 months ago

    "Intelligent Design"






    *grabs popcorn

  • NWinnStudio
    NWinnStudio 2 months ago

    Gasteruption Jaculator is what they used to call me in high school.

  • Dominik Prajzner
    Dominik Prajzner 2 months ago

    so male fig wasps are just ants

  • Infnit3Space
    Infnit3Space 2 months ago

    Wow, reminds of Xenomorphs....

  • Lava Hound Legend
    Lava Hound Legend 2 months ago

    It's scary to think that the jewel wasp can mind control I mean I was scared of wasp as it is but losing control of yourself is just




    Why

  • seniorcafe
    seniorcafe 2 months ago

    Ok, that was insanely interesting, for real, didn't expected that from this video.

  • Binary Magpie
    Binary Magpie 2 months ago

    I'm never touching a fig again

  • El Gero
    El Gero 2 months ago

    The smallest wasp in the world has "mega" at the start of its name.

  • CtrlFreak
    CtrlFreak 2 months ago

    The jewel wasp reminds me of facehuggers from Aliens and how the cockroach can't move and wait for the wasp to burst out is exactly like how Xenomorph is born.

  • Mohamad Ghotbizadeh
    Mohamad Ghotbizadeh 2 months ago +2

    3 Wasps That Will Do Anything to Reproduce

  • DangerMou$e
    DangerMou$e 2 months ago

    a wasp as small as an amoeba...incredible

  • Myrmidon
    Myrmidon 2 months ago

    How can fig wasps survive or evolve if they are 100% inbred?

  • kangourouuu1
    kangourouuu1 2 months ago

    Is there any wasp characteristic that would justify us humans to not hate them? I mean, pollination can be done by other insects. Horror movie scenarii aren't a reason to love them. And the fact that they can die, while reassuring, still doesn't hold my grudge against their fraking existence in check.

    • kangourouuu1
      kangourouuu1 Month ago

      Ok so they DO pollinate a lot? Always taught most of them were carnivorous and didn't do flowers and stuff. Always been like "the assholes of insects" to me.^^ (Do some good but mainly lot of bad and creepy.) Guess, like human assholes, they also are necessary for the system to work...^^


    • Can I just get a picture?
      Can I just get a picture? Month ago

      We need wasps as pollinators. This is why people bang on about 'save the bees'. If you get rid of all of the wasps you wouldn't have enough pollinators. Most wasps cannot sting and are completely harmless. They also come in lots of cool colours and designs and are quite beautiful if you take the time to observe them.


  • Brysonperidot
    Brysonperidot 2 months ago

    🐝

  • Open Wheel Is The Best And You Know It

    wasps are still little fuckers

  • Carpet Shark
    Carpet Shark 2 months ago

    Gasteruption Jaculator sounds like a sex move that needs to be invented.

  • Monochromize
    Monochromize 2 months ago

    Nature is so fucked up.

  • CarthagoMike
    CarthagoMike 2 months ago

    those are a lot of wasps

  • Lucas Rodmo
    Lucas Rodmo 2 months ago

    I love Hymenoptera!

  • Toms Tech
    Toms Tech 2 months ago

    It seems it doesn't matter what porn you're into, nature always has an even more fucked up option.

  • I am superior to all.
    I am superior to all. 2 months ago

    I sort of have a phobia for wasps (ever since the attacked me that fateful day back when I was 7), so this was VERY unsettling... except for the Cuckoo Wasp, had no idea they could look NOT ugly!

    • I am superior to all.
      I am superior to all. Month ago

      Interesting.


    • Can I just get a picture?
      Can I just get a picture? Month ago

      I was stung when I was around 8 but it was my own fault for getting too close to a nest. For the most part wasps will leave you alone so long as you respect them so there is nothing to fear.

      Also most varieties of wasp cannot sting and there are a lot of beautiful wasps in lots of different colours and designs that you can observe safely.


  • wings0sgniw
    wings0sgniw 2 months ago

    This was a surprisingly disturbing episode. Also, I'm never eating figs again...

  • Oyamada13
    Oyamada13 2 months ago

    This is what I learned from this. Male fig wasps are pedo. >.>;;

  • Madden 2000
    Madden 2000 2 months ago

    God I almost feel bad for them

  • JaN A
    JaN A 2 months ago

    I swear wasps are out of a horror story...

  • repairdrive
    repairdrive 2 months ago

    Never been so glad I don't eat figs until now.

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