I checked my queens on 6/11, at about 7:10 AM. Every single queen had pupa(e) present! I couldn't notice them at first since they were so small and white; It also confused me a bit to see them all naked becuase I have never kept a species before that doesn't spin cocoons. All the pupae had different color to their eyes- some of them wwere invissible, others were a very light, hard-to-see light brown, and some were completely black. I'm guessing the darker the eyes, the older the pupae are?
it is tough to see the pupae, but they pretty much look like giant eggs with skinny middles.
Oh yeah, and I decided I was lazy so I didn't get brood count, but these queens are laying so much that it is hard to get it accurate any more. I might stop with brood count starting now, it just takes up too much effort and time.
In the picture, you can see that I pointed to one of this queens pupa so you know what they look like.
Many of her brood were packed into the cotton, but she does have pupae present. In the first picture (which is not very good) you can see them all in the cotton.
She's the same.
The temperature in my room is getting out of control and in mid seventies to eighties. My basement is now a little warmer so I'll move them to there soon.
Edited by Nathant2131, June 30 2017 - 3:04 PM.