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Bolder Wasp Queens Rule Better

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Wasp queens come in all shapes and sizes but according to latest research, the bigger and bolder ones rule best. Specifically, Polistes metricus or paper wasp queens create larger colonies than their smaller and more flighty counterparts.

The Penn State University study conducted by prodding queen bees showed a direct association between the resilience of a bee and the success of her colony. The team involved in the study monitored 27 colonies to arrive at their conclusion.

Some ecologist believe that a wasp colony is an extension of the genetical qualities and strengths of its queen, a way of leaving behind a legacy.

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/big-and-bold-wasp-queens-may-create-more-successful-colonies

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