Getting rid of a wasp nest without killing them... How?

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Re: Getting rid of a wasp nest without killing them... How?

Postby Ben » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:20 am

tiltbillings wrote:
retrofuturist wrote:Wrong.
Look at the face of your wife or your youngest child. PSB more interesting than that?


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saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
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Re: Getting rid of a wasp nest without killing them... How?

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:24 am

Greetings,

I have too many obsessions already, short of adding biology to the list.

:meditate:

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Re: Getting rid of a wasp nest without killing them... How?

Postby Annapurna » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:30 am

tiltbillings wrote:
retrofuturist wrote::

I didn't study biology.
You should. It is far more interesting than the Pet Shop Boys.


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Retro, biology was my favorite subject in school! Besides a few others... ;) It's so fascinating! :woohoo:
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Re: Getting rid of a wasp nest without killing them... How?

Postby PeterB » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:49 am

I try not to harm things..If I walk down the street after rain I pick worms up from the pavement and put them on soil...
I think there have to be limits though. I think if there is no real alternative to killing wasp grubs I would do it, and I dont think I would lose sleep.
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Re: Getting rid of a wasp nest without killing them... How?

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:08 am

Greetings,

I find the absence of discussion on insects in the Pali Canon with respect to how often it comes up in on-line discussion, to be an interesting juxtaposition.

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Getting rid of a wasp nest without killing them... How?

Postby chownah » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:38 pm

Monks won't eat fertilized eggs, right?

Monks eat chickens (or at least parts of chickens)....why not fertilized eggs?
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Re: Getting rid of a wasp nest without killing them... How?

Postby Annapurna » Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:11 pm

Chownah, I don't remember where I read it, but here is more...

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... h08-4.html
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Re: Getting rid of a wasp nest without killing them... How?

Postby chownah » Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:10 pm

Annapurna wrote:Chownah, I don't remember where I read it, but here is more...

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... h08-4.html

I didn't see anything about fertilized eggs.....so I guess they are ok for monks....is that right?
Chicken and duck embryos are eaten in SE Asia (a baby chicken or duck still in the egg) and I suppose that monks can eat them too but I don't know for sure.
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Re: Getting rid of a wasp nest without killing them... How?

Postby Annapurna » Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:56 pm

I wish I could tell you more, Chowna.

I hope I recall this correctly, but raw eggs would be forbidden to eat,according to the monastic code.

I assume because that would mean a fertilized egg, complete with tiny embryo would be directly destroyed by the monk himself.

An egg, cooked by someone else, would not constitute the same offense.

But I'm really not sure if that is correct, apologies.

Perhaps we could ask a monk....?

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