Queens eggs are seemingly gone.

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JackPayne
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Queens eggs are seemingly gone.

Post: # 19804Post JackPayne
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:33 am

Hi guys, so I left on holidays to Hawaii 10 days ago and got back today, expecting to see larvae or pupae since I hadn't check on her another week and a half before I left and she already had eggs at that time.

I arrived home to see the cluster of 5-6 eggs were gone and there is a possible pupae that she seems to be taking care of.

I don't know what happened, does anyone have any idea where the eggs could of gone.
(I'm not sur why she would of eaten them since I hadn't checked on her for nearly a full month).

Any help is appreciated.
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JackPayne
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Re: Queens eggs are seemingly gone.

Post: # 19805Post JackPayne
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:58 am

Have been speculating over the fact that she has possibly buried her brood into the cotton bu as it's night time where I live I can't really check
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Re: Inquiry

Post: # 19811Post Phoenix
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:03 am

Either:
One ~ They Were All Consumed
Two ~ They Are Stacked Onto The Wet Cotton
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JackPayne
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Re: Inquiry

Post: # 19825Post JackPayne
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:30 pm

Phoenix wrote:
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:03 am
Either:
One ~ They Were All Consumed
Two ~ They Are Stacked Onto The Wet Cotton
Thanks
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Re: Queens eggs are seemingly gone.

Post: # 19826Post jwatson16202
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:19 pm

I'd suspect that more likely the eggs are hidden in the cotton, my L. niger and L. flavus queens have both done that to me several times.

There is a chance that she could have eaten them though.
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JackPayne
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Re: Queens eggs are seemingly gone.

Post: # 19834Post JackPayne
Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:37 pm

jwatson16202 wrote:
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:19 pm
I'd suspect that more likely the eggs are hidden in the cotton, my L. niger and L. flavus queens have both done that to me several times.

There is a chance that she could have eaten them though.
I'm just gonna give her some time and hopefully she's all good
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