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Re: 19 D 20's Work Related Pics

Postby Hitoru » Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:35 pm

Paper wasps are usually what gets us. No hornets around here.
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Re: 19 D 20's Work Related Pics

Postby ktrout » Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:27 pm

Hitoru wrote:Paper wasps are usually what gets us. No hornets around here.

Always have a gazillion of them around the house. They're kinder and gentler out here than they were in Michigan. Never been stung.
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Re: 19 D 20's Work Related Pics

Postby Woodsman » Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:03 pm

I haven't been nailed by a paper wasp in over 10 years - despite the dozens of nests they make around the house and barn and hundreds that fly in and out of the nooks and crannies of the house siding spring and fall. Our Eastern species are different than those yellowish-red ones you all have down and out there. Some say they sting more painful than hornets, but I don't think so - maybe the same or less than imo. Still annoying though.

Yellow jackets & black jackets - that's another story. I get stung at least every other year by those bastards. I count my blessings that I've never been in a mess of bald faced hornets, though I have seen a lot of nests - which I guess is why it's easier to avoid them. Some places & years you have to keep your eyes open for them - counted 12 nests over a hot and dry 35 acres one year. One of my plot centers was going to fall right into one of their entrance holes in the ground - had to adjust that by a few paces. Another cruise plot center fell within 6' of a large Aspen that yellow jackets had made a nest in the cavity of about 3' off the ground, then at the end on my way out, another ground nest near the road - I can't count how many nests I have seen over the last decade, or how many times I've been stung by those in nests I didn't see.

Painful little bastards (2x that of a bee imo) and the bald faced put one forest tech I used to work with in the hospital and killed another forester I knew of in Idaho or Montana.

Watch those diamondbacks! Those are another nail in the coffin - Those are what my cousin gets in her yard.

One guy down in TX was complaining about "leaf cutter" ants - that he can't get rid of them. Have you noticed any of those on your job sites?
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Re: 19 D 20's Work Related Pics

Postby Hitoru » Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:43 pm

I've rarely seen leaf cutters, mostly fire and red harvester ants.

Bumble bees have given me the wost stings so far. I accidentally dug a nest out with a hyd tree spade and they tore me up, hitting on top of my head 3-4 times. It was like a 100* and I got dizzy and had to lay in the cab of the truck for over an hour.

Last spring we were fishing on the river and asps were raining down on us out of the trees. We were doing some amusing jigs/dances trying to get them off.

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Re: 19 D 20's Work Related Pics

Postby Woodsman » Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:25 pm

Wow- Natures diversity never fails to impress. I've been stung by caterpillars when I was a young boy, but nothing even remotely resembling that!

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he reactions are sometimes localized to the affected area but are often very severe, radiating up a limb and causing burning, swelling, nausea, headache, abdominal distress, rashes, blisters, and sometimes chest pain, numbness, or difficulty breathing (Eagleman 2008). Additionally, it is not unusual to find sweating from the welts or hives at the site of the sting. Ironically, the resemblance of the larvae to soft, colorful cotton balls encourages people to pick them up and pet them.
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Re: 19 D 20's Work Related Pics

Postby Michael » Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:04 pm

Woodsman wrote:Painful little bastards (2x that of a bee imo) and the bald faced put one forest tech I used to work with in the hospital and killed another forester I knew of in Idaho or Montana.

Oh, the good old days. Yellow-jackets are probably the most serious problem in northwest Montana if you do woods work. In a good year, they are all over the place. Bald-faced hornets not so much, but I took three in the forehead on a cutting job up the Yaak. I'm not allergic, but I've got a feeling about how Dick Cheney's hunting partner felt when he got a face full of shotgun pellets.
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Re: 19 D 20's Work Related Pics

Postby Hitoru » Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:47 am

It's still work.

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Re: 19 D 20's Work Related Pics

Postby Woodsman » Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:27 pm

Excellent job, sir.
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Re: 19 D 20's Work Related Pics

Postby marie-angelique » Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:12 am

what the heck is that thing with all the bottles on it?
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Re: 19 D 20's Work Related Pics

Postby coldharvest » Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:35 am

marie-angelique wrote:what the heck is that thing with all the bottles on it?

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Re: 19 D 20's Work Related Pics

Postby Hitoru » Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:43 am

marie-angelique wrote:what the heck is that thing with all the bottles on it?


Bottle drier.
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Re: 19 D 20's Work Related Pics

Postby Chimborazo » Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:13 pm

marie-angelique wrote:what the heck is that thing with all the bottles on it?


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Re: 19 D 20's Work Related Pics

Postby Hitoru » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:26 am

12.10.2010

Our annual maintenance on a 50" diameter 70' Live Oak. Quercus virginana.

One of the largest in Houston.

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Re: 19 D 20's Work Related Pics

Postby rickshaw92 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:53 am

Only word I can come up with is BITCHIN!
Im reallly fuclimg pissed but fespite that I can still hit a tarfet at 1000m plus. mayVRVe bnot tonight but it qint beyond the wit if man. Nowhammy.
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Re: 19 D 20's Work Related Pics

Postby Hitoru » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:11 am

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