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22-02-2012, 06:30 PM
Earlier today I was watering the plants and noticed this hole. I have seen holes like this before many years ago, but not recently.
But now with the power of the IIS Community, I was wondering if someone could identify the creature within:D
Its about 20mm diameter and after poking a stick into it as far as I could, about 70mm deep ( but I think it took a "rght turn Clyde" direction), and I think it could be deeper....
Its in a pot, not off the ground (pavers) and the plant is a rose. On some of the pics you can see little mounds of dirt...????
22-02-2012, 06:49 PM
Go on, don't be a wuss; put your finger in.
22-02-2012, 06:58 PM
Heheheh I did....after I took the pics.... very disappointing it was.... all I got was a nibble .....I'm off to hospital now.... feeling a bit woozzzyyyyy.....arrrg just can..... make it ....to ......the enter....butoonnn.aaarrg no...w....
22-02-2012, 07:06 PM
Some species of ground wasp dig a chamber for the lava and then return with paralysed food for them..
Ground digger wasps or cicada killer wasps dig finger sized burrows with a spoils mound near the entrance.
There was a chapter in the last Michael Crichton thriller involving humans shrunk to millimetres Vs hungry 'giant' wasp in burrows. It must have affected me more than I thought else I would have never remembered this little nugget!:atom:
buzzzz lightyear (graham)
22-02-2012, 07:12 PM
Is there any sign of webbing at the entrance? It could be a couple of things, a wasp or a spider. I'd say a wasp though by the looks of the debris around the mouth of the tunnel.
22-02-2012, 07:44 PM
Thanks Paul, no webbing though.....its a perfect tunnel......so I guess a wasp.....must be a big wasp?!?!?!?
And thanks Graham too.....I remember a TV series where the people were stranded on a giant world like their own....what was it called ??????????????
Cicada .....I would think..... cause they have been very vocal for the last few weeks!
I'll keep diggin so to speak...
22-02-2012, 10:35 PM
Land of the Giants......thats the series...
Sorry had to put that in....
Loved the show as a kid. I used to make miniature grappling hooks with a safety pin and some thick thread with knots.....
ooops diverted here....
here's a link (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062578/)anyway for those who care....;)
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