Received her 22.06.21, purchased from an Australian supplier in another state than me. They occur in my state and region but I have never had luck locating a queen from a flight.
They occur on the east coast of Australia and are very common to come across forgoing workers while out in the yard.
The queen is from a 2020 flight apparently, this slightly concerns me as she will not have had any food for 6-7 months. I hope she can survive ok without having to add some honey.
She has approximately 3 large pupae and maby 5-6 eggs or small pupae. It is winter here at the moment so i am expecting growth to be slow. I can't seem to find literature on how long each stage of growth takes for this specias.
Couple of bad photos attached and I will update as things change.
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Note: Queen arrived with water already red and supplier assured me it is food die they use to catalogue there stock
Edited by Shazza, June 26 2021 - 4:59 PM.