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Topic: What’s the purpose of the yellowjacket? To swarm around a trash can?
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What’s the purpose of the yellowjacket? To swarm around a trash can?

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Sep 17, 2021, 10:34 AM
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What is their part in the ecosystem? I’m curious.

Now I understand why GT chose them as a mascot. GT is in Atlanta and that city is mostly a trash can/ dump, so I get it. Yellowjackets must be everywhere around town. The yellowjacket is as ATL as Waffle House and doing bicep curls on the sideline10 minutes before kickoff. So that mascot makes s sense.

But other than showing me where trash receptacles are and stinging me in the ankle, I have no clue what these pests are good for.

Thoughts?

~JKB

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Sep 17, 2021, 10:42 AM
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That's why they're located in Atlanta

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Sep 17, 2021, 11:01 AM
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This is a good question. I don't know the answer, but the mascot seems to fit.

Yellowjackets are occasionally dangerous, but mostly just annoying. Just like Georgia Tech.

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They are pollinators. That is their main purpose.

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Sep 17, 2021, 11:08 AM
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Secondary purpose is to annoy via trash cans as you state. Per orkin.com -

Yellow jackets are pollinators and may also be considered beneficial because they eat beetle grubs, flies and other harmful pests. However, they are also known scavengers who eat meat, fish and sugary substances, making them a nuisance near trash receptacles and picnics.

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Thank you! You sound very intelligent and insightful…

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Sep 17, 2021, 11:17 AM
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What the h are you doing here?

~JKB

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Sep 17, 2021, 12:37 PM
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Crusading against cyber bullying and the claw.

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Keep up the good

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Sep 17, 2021, 1:50 PM
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work, coot.

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Maybe I need to change my cologne. I thought there main

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Sep 17, 2021, 11:40 AM
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purpose was to sting the hail out of me.

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I hear they love rotting chicken flesh

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Sep 17, 2021, 11:12 AM
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4 realz

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Everything is connected

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Sep 17, 2021, 11:25 AM
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If we didn't have the yellow jackets, coots, or Seminoles the Tigers wouldn't have anyone to embarrass year after year.

Alan Watts explains it best

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0aHizw9IIS4

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Sep 17, 2021, 12:26 PM
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I think they were the only insects that had built in pocket protectors during the slide rule era

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Funny you should ask


Sep 17, 2021, 1:05 PM
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Ive noticed them around car grilles in the parking lot at work ... they are feeding on the bug splatter on the front of your car

Thanks yellow jackets

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