Today’s blog is Jason, a “selection of production odds and ends to keep you wondering…” And wonder we do, and wonder we are!
Die (considering the Sand Wasp)
The first shot on a story is usually the trickiest. So imagine my annoyance when an entire crew began hollering away behind me as I tried to establish the mood for a long weekend. “It’s so fast ! It’s a giant ant !” I turned around to appeal for calm, but was immediately as transfixed as everyone else. A sand wasp was making off with a large caterpillar at impressive speed. These beautiful wasps paralyze their prey with a poison sting, and then lay their eggs inside the stilled body which is deposited in a pre-dug underground nursery. The immobilised victim is then eaten alive as the wasp larvae emerge inside it.
- POP 051/ Tuesday, 21 July 2009
- POP 052/ Wednesday, 22 July 2009
- POP 356 Wednesday 28 July 2010
- POP 031/ Wednesday, 1 July 2009
- POP 045/ Wednesday, 15 July 2009