I thought I’d add a photo of my latest project–a tarantula hawk wasp ten times life-size. It’s made from polyethylene milk jugs and dish soap bottles. Tarantula hawk wasps live in the Sonoran desert and use tarantula spiders to incubate their larvae in. The female tarantula hawk wasp first stings a tarantula spider to put it to sleep–not kill it. She then drags the spider to her underground lair and lays a single egg inside the spider. The comatose spider will serve as host to the wasp’s larvae which feeds on the spider from the inside out. Like something from an alien movie, isn’t it?Image