Actually, it's true. The late John Bouseman from Illinois Natural History Survey, always said that if you stand still, they won't see you, and won't swarm around you. You just simply have to stand and wait for them to settle down, and then back away slowly. Jeff Prill
they have termovision, so you can do whatever you want, nothing will help you if they will decide, that you are a danger for their nest...another thing is, that they can smell you. So, if 10 people would stand around the nest and only 1 of them would damage the nest, only that person would get attacked, the rest should be fine...if they would not panic and run around :)...
Post by wingedwishes on Aug 12, 2013 16:25:44 GMT -8
I made a big mistake as a 10 year old and disturbed a nest while trying to reach for some trash to clean up an area. I ended up stung 75 times. I remembered that I had read a new age book about how crystals heal so I thought it was worth a try and took a quartz crystal from my mineral collection and put it on a sting. The properties of the quartz absorbed the feverish heat from a stung area and it got really hot. I never measured the temp of the quartz but if I get stung again, I'll measure it with an infrared thermometer. thirty some odd years later, the stinger can just be seen in a joint in my hand surrounded by scar tissue. I'm no new ager, I just thought the heat transmission was interesting.
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Post by mikelock34 on Sept 27, 2013 20:05:10 GMT -8
I can vouch for the standing still working. I stepped up on an old pallet buried in the brush near my grandparents' house in the woods as a child. There was a big nest under the pallet. They swarmed out and covered me from the waist down. The also had several on my chest and arms. Not one of them stung me as I stood there frozen. They eventually went back down to their nest. I ran like hell and had a good story to tell afterwards.