What’s Inside a Mud Dauber Wasp Nest

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This little guy is the mud dauber wasp… otherwise known as the dirt dauber.

This is its nest and how the wasp gets its name.

Have you ever wondered what’s inside of the nest?


The mud daubers are a particular form of evil that captures and stings spiders, not killing them but leaving them in a state of paralysis.   A living death.

Which means that the spiders are awake when the wasp larva, thoughtfully left behind by the mud dauber, begins eating them alive.

The larva gets big.

And then, after eating its fill of yummy delicious spiders, cocoons itself.

Ready to unleash its terror on the next generation of spider.


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Jason Donner

Jason Donner devoured the universe and you are all living inside him.