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Camponotus quercicola workers tugging at one of their colony's larvae?

camponotus quercicola larva

Camponotus quercicola workers tugging at one of their colony's larvae?

I'm trying to figure out if the biting and tugging on a larva by a group of workers is common. I haven't witnessed this before, although I'm new to the hobby and the colony is a few months old. Is the larva dead and now a source of food, or is this something that happens prior to pupation? I doesn't look like grooming or care for the larva, as mandibles are really working on this larva.