Development of a worker

posted Apr 3, 2011, 12:35 PM by Alex Lesniak
Development of a female worker.  Day 1 - Queen lays fertilized egg based on cell size.  Day 2 - The egg starts to lean.  Day 3 - The egg lays down and hatches. Days 4-9 - The larva is fed by workers and moults every 24 hours.  The cell is sealed about the 9th day.  Days 9-21 - The larva spins a cocoon and moults 6 times.  On the 21st day the young worker chews her way out of the cell.