Comb cells and puparial silk in the oriental hornet nest: Structure and function

@article{Ishay1990CombCA,
  title={Comb cells and puparial silk in the oriental hornet nest: Structure and function},
  author={J. Ishay and E. Ganor},
  journal={Journal of Morphology},
  year={1990},
  volume={203}
}
  • J. Ishay, E. Ganor
  • Published 1990
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Morphology
  • Adult hornets (Vespa orientalis; Hymenoptera, Vespinae) build the brood combs out of organic or mineral matter. The cement that serves to glue the building material together is secreted in their saliva, the latter hardening within seconds to form fibers or plates. This saliva‐derived spittle overlies and unites the building particles laminally and vertically. The hornet larvae spin a cocoon within the brood cells, which is largely fastened to and supported by the cell walls and is composed of a… CONTINUE READING
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