Salmonsaladsandwich Posted March 13, 2015 Share Posted March 13, 2015 This spring, I decided to keep a paper wasp queen with a little tiny nest indoors in a plastic tank with some cardboard. She hatched some larvae, and I fed her caterpillars to chew up and feed to her grubs. When I went away for a week, she died- along with all the grubs except five that pupated. They hatched into four workers and a male. Four of them died around October and November, but not the smallest worker! It's march and she's still hanging on! It would make sense if she was a young queen, but why on earth does a sterile worker who lives only to feed grubs live months and months after the grubs are gone? Is it normal for wasps to live this long? http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Salmonsaladsandwich.t/photo/ I'm not entirely sure if she's polistes Metricus or Annularis. If anyone knows, let me know. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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