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bmathison1972

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PostSubject: Life Cycle of a Hornet (Epoch)   Life Cycle of a Hornet (Epoch) EmptyThu Aug 01, 2019 12:37 am

Review of the Life Cycle of a Hornet set by Epoch, new for 2019. This is the life cycle of the giant Asian hornet, Vespa mandarinia Smith, 1852, a common and widespread species in the Orient. This is a new take on a commonly-made species.

The set consists of 5 components: queen hornet, worker hornet, pupa, larva, and two pairs of brood chambers (one pair each with the larva and pupa). I have seen various versions of this set sold with extra cells, larvae, and pupae, but the one I ended up getting had one of each developmental stage.

The queen and worker are 5.0 and 3.8 cm, respectively, making the adults 1:1 scale. They come assembled but looks as if they are made up of assembled pieces. The larva, pupa, and paired chambers are all single pieces of plastic.

First, the larva:

Life Cycle of a Hornet (Epoch) 20190730-194013

Next, the pupa:

Life Cycle of a Hornet (Epoch) 20190730-194035

Worker hornet:

Life Cycle of a Hornet (Epoch) 20190730-194041

Queen hornet:

Life Cycle of a Hornet (Epoch) 20190730-194057

The brood chambers:

Life Cycle of a Hornet (Epoch) 20190730-194112

The life cycle:

Life Cycle of a Hornet (Epoch) 20190730-194208

The complete set:

Life Cycle of a Hornet (Epoch) 20190730-194331

I made the colony bigger by adding the hornet larva made by Shineg:

Life Cycle of a Hornet (Epoch) 20190730-194506

And lastly we have a super colony with additional adults by Kaiyodo (2x), Rement, Yujin, and Break Co. LTD:

Life Cycle of a Hornet (Epoch) 20190730-194645

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widukind

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PostSubject: Re: Life Cycle of a Hornet (Epoch)   Life Cycle of a Hornet (Epoch) EmptyThu Aug 01, 2019 9:10 am

Interesting set :)

but why here and not in Epoch question

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bmathison1972

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PostSubject: Re: Life Cycle of a Hornet (Epoch)   Life Cycle of a Hornet (Epoch) EmptyThu Aug 01, 2019 12:44 pm

@widukind wrote:
Interesting set :)

but why here and not in Epoch question

Darn, I overlooked the Epoch board! If an Admin can move it, that would be great :)
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khallam

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PostSubject: Re: Life Cycle of a Hornet (Epoch)   Life Cycle of a Hornet (Epoch) EmptyThu Aug 01, 2019 8:25 pm

An interesting set. I had something similar showing life cycle of a butterfly/moth and also a frog. Wish I had kept them but gave them to my local primary school so went to a good cause :)


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PostSubject: Re: Life Cycle of a Hornet (Epoch)   Life Cycle of a Hornet (Epoch) EmptyThu Aug 01, 2019 11:42 pm

Lifecycle sets are always quite interesting if not the most interesting in this hobby. Thanks for sharing it.
I moved it to the correct section. It doesn't wonder the Epoch thread got forgoten, it haven't got a single post since last year. Sleep

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