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« on: May 13, 2009, 08:28:18 AM »

Are there other ways to recognise a virgin queen other than by her not laying eggs?
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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2009, 09:03:07 AM »

Are there other ways to recognise a virgin queen other than by her not laying eggs?


Nothing conclusive, but some indications of a virgin are runniness,  smaller abdomen, and workers seem to ignore her.

You can see the abdomen size difference relative to workers in the pictures below

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