I lost my Queen about a month ago. I realized this because there were no eggs. Two weeks ago, I ordered a new Queen. Then, a week ago, while I was still waiting for the new Queen to arrive (via mail), I saw that there were eggs. Now, I assume that there is a replacement Queen. As it turns out, the Queen I ordered (via mail), never arrived.
The Queen I ordered was shipped on July 8th. It is July 20th (13 days later). Can I assume this Queen will arrive dead if it arrives at all? Should I just let nature take it's course and let the replacement Queen continue or should I order another Queen? Why is the replacement Queen sometimes "inferior"?