Development of a worker

Post date: Apr 3, 2011 7:35:47 PM

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.