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  Plant Fibers
Some of the earliest paper makers on earth were undoubtedly wasps of the genera Polistes and Vespula.
The nest of a paper wasp (Polistes fuscatus) is formed by mixing saliva with fibers rasped from dead wood until a pulp similar to papier-mâché is formed.
The rounded, wheel-shaped nest is attached by a short stalk to the underside of overhanging surfaces such as the eaves of a house.
waynesword.palomar.edu /traug99.htm   (5645 words)

 The Polistes Foundation, 10-year Business Plan
Discover Life is served from the University of Georgia, Athens, under the auspices of The Polistes Foundation, a non-profit think tank whose team of advisors include world leaders in science, education, conservation, and technology.
Discover Life's software is licensed in perpetuity from The Polistes Corporation at no cost.
If at some point we are unable to continue running the site, our contract with the USGS states that we will transfer it to a non-profit organization or government agency.
www.discoverlife.org /pa/or/polistes/business_plan.html   (1691 words)

 Allium ursinum - Plants For A Future database report
The blossoms of this species are usually visited by tiny ants, sweat bees, or nothing at all, but the capsuliferum where being actively and aggressively visited by large bumblebees (Bombus pennsylvanicus --a large pocket maker, related to the British species B agrorum, but as big as B. terristris).
Large paper wasps (Polistes fuscatus) were equally present and interested in the nectar.
An article by Hugo Iltis in the 1940's (it was either in Scientific Monthly or Atlantic Monthly) claimed that this showy capsuliferum form made it as far north a as North Carolina, and.
www.pfaf.org /database/plants.php?Allium+ursinum   (2984 words)

 Discover Life   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Discover Life provides free on-line tools to identify species, share ways to teach and study nature's wonders, report findings, build maps, process images, and contribute to and learn from an encyclopedia of life that now contains 271,612 species.
The Polistes Foundation and its scientific partners plan to add high-quality identification guides, maps, images, and webpages for a million species by 2012.
Please join us and help provide everyone with the information we need to reduce disease, increase food production, stop destructive species, protect endangered ones, and enjoy rather than struggle with nature.
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