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 Post subject: Origins on royal jelly from the queen xenomorph
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:54 pm 
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Has any of the canon explored the origins of how royal jelly is made?

In the comics when consumed it links you to the hive mind and gives the wearer great strength and aggresion. It also elongates your skull.

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 Post subject: Re: Origins on royal jelly from the queen xenomorph
PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:37 am 
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In nature royal Jelly is used by bees to feed queens exclusively. Workers and drones only get the first 3 days or so of gestation with royal jelly. A queen eats jelly all the time and is what activates the other characteristics unique to the queen. She is fed by her drones. In any hive there can be only one queen, and, in developing queen cells any adjacent queens are stung and die. If two queens emerge, one is killed by the other queen. Once a queen emerges she will fly off to a mating swarm where she collects enough material for the rest of her life and creates her own hive from.

Collecting royal jelly is a very difficult process and the bulk of it comes from China. You basically have a very specific time window to collect the royal jelly before it gets consumed. And a common trick is to create faux cells to fool the drones into filling with honey.

The mind boggling part is how does that translate on a xenomorph queen who merely lays self contained eggs? How do the drones play a part in maintaining the queen and the hive if it is a relatively closed cycle reproduction process? If the whole lifecycle is meant to be a parody of the natural cycle of life how do you turn that on its head?

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