Labeling question

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PLD

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Jan 24, 2012, 9:22:26 PM1/24/12
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What should we label cells that contain still-white pupae that have a
sizable piece of the cap missing? (Frame #1312 has three of these
near the top center) I would mark them as "dead" since I believe they
can't develop further without the cap, but wanted to check.

Reed Johnson

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Jan 25, 2012, 6:49:46 AM1/25/12
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I agree that those pupae with missing caps should be scored as "Dead".
I remember taking those photos and they were from colonies where all
of the adult bees had absconded. I believe robber bees had entered
the empty hive and removed some of the wax capping off of those pupae.
In any case, they should most definitely be scored as dead.

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