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[invisiblemimsy] Warriors

PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:51 am
by invisiblemimsy
A flat bee.

Re: Warriors

PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:49 am
by GalFisk
The musical note B flat? A squished insect? A picture? The letter B?

Re: [invisiblemimsy] Warriors

PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:46 pm
by Balin
Is your profile pic relevant?

Re: Warriors

PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:14 pm
by invisiblemimsy
GalFisk wrote:The musical note yes B flat? but not this one A squished insect? :o Heaven forfend! A picture? no The letter B? no

Re: [invisiblemimsy] Warriors

PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:15 pm
by invisiblemimsy
Balin wrote:Is your profile pic relevant? Yes indeed. I will stop doing these, I promise!

Re: [invisiblemimsy] Warriors

PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:55 pm
by GalFisk
A non-flat musical B? A flat musical other? If so: A? C? D? E? F? G? Is the octave relevant? The actual frequency? The instrument it's played on, if any? If so, is it played on a stringed instrument? Wind instrument? Electronic instrument? Is it measured? Recorded? Is there something wrong with it? Such as a recording being played back at an incorrect speed?

Re: [invisiblemimsy] Warriors

PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:21 pm
by invisiblemimsy
GalFisk wrote:A non-flat musical B? A flat musical other? If so: A? C? D? E? F? G? It’s A♭ Is the octave relevant? The A♭above middle C The actual frequency? 415.30 The instrument it's played on, if any? Yes, but small FA If so, is it played on a stringed instrument? Wind instrument? Electronic instrument? Is it measured? Recorded? Is there something wrong with it? Such as a recording being played back at an incorrect speed? No to all

Re: [invisiblemimsy] Warriors

PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:11 pm
by GalFisk
Is it not played? Not from an instrument? Is it the note a bee is buzzing with its wings? The high-pitched buzz bumblebees sometimes make when climbing around in a flower?

Re: [invisiblemimsy] Warriors

PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:46 pm
by invisiblemimsy
GalFisk wrote:Is it not played? Not from an instrument? Is it the note a bee is buzzing with its wings? noish [b]CORRECTION - YESISH [/b]The high-pitched buzz bumblebees sometimes make when climbing around in a flower? no

Re: [invisiblemimsy] Warriors

PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:50 pm
by GalFisk
Is it a sound made? Played? Heard? Recorded? Resonated with? Reacted to?

Re: [invisiblemimsy] Warriors

PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:02 pm
by invisiblemimsy
GalFisk wrote: Is it a sound made? yes Played? no Heard? yes Recorded? no or NR Resonated with? yes Reacted to? yes

Galfisk I've also made a correction to the above answer (YESISH not noish)

Re: [invisiblemimsy] Warriors

PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:37 pm
by GalFisk
Is the note from a bee? From buzzing? From wings? Bee communcation relevant? Insect mating calls?

Re: [invisiblemimsy] Warriors

PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:47 pm
by invisiblemimsy
GalFisk wrote:Is the note from a bee? yes From buzzing? From wings? partly this... although the precise mechanism isn't relevant to the puzzle Bee communcation relevant? yes Insect mating calls? no

Re: [invisiblemimsy] Warriors

PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:20 am
by Balin
Do bees buzz (hum/communicate/otherwise make noise) in the key of A flat?

Re: [invisiblemimsy] Warriors

PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:21 am
by GalFisk
Relevant what bee makes the tone? What the tone means? Guard bees relevant? Fighting intruders? Heating intruders to death?

Re: [invisiblemimsy] Warriors

PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:10 am
by invisiblemimsy
Balin wrote:Do bees buzz (hum/communicate/otherwise make noise) in the key of A flat? Not relevantly in any particular key, except in this one instance, which is specifically the note A flat.

Re: [invisiblemimsy] Warriors

PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:11 am
by invisiblemimsy
GalFisk wrote:Relevant what bee makes the tone? Yes What the tone means? Yes Guard bees relevant? no Fighting intruders? fighting yes, intruders no Heating intruders to death? haha, no

Re: [invisiblemimsy] Warriors

PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:11 pm
by GalFisk
Fighting: two queens fighting? Workers fighting? Bees raiding other bee hives?

Re: [invisiblemimsy] Warriors

PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:25 pm
by invisiblemimsy
GalFisk wrote:Fighting: two queens fighting? Yes Workers fighting? no Bees raiding other bee hives? no

Re: [invisiblemimsy] Warriors

PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:44 pm
by GalFisk
Do they physically fight? Do they make the sound? Do they try to be louder than the other?

Re: [invisiblemimsy] Warriors

PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:47 pm
by invisiblemimsy
GalFisk wrote:Do they physically fight? yes Do they make the sound? yes Do they try to be louder than the other? no

Re: [invisiblemimsy] Warriors

PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:08 am
by GalFisk
Relevant why they fight? Why they make the sound? When in the process of fighting they make this sound? Do both make the sound? Do they fight to the death? Is the sound a signal? If so, to the other queen? To workers?

Re: [invisiblemimsy] Warriors

PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:18 am
by invisiblemimsy
GalFisk wrote:Relevant why they fight? yes Why they make the sound? yes When in the process of fighting they make this sound? sometimes, but at other times too Do both make the sound? yes Do they fight to the death? yes Is the sound a signal? yes If so, to the other queen? amongst other things, yes To workers? yes

Re: [invisiblemimsy] Warriors

PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:50 am
by GalFisk
Is the sound a sign that workers should do something? Stop doing something? Are both queens from the same hive? Is one queen trying to take over another's hive? Relevant what happens to the loser? The winner?

Re: [invisiblemimsy] Warriors

PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:27 am
by invisiblemimsy
GalFisk wrote:Is the sound a sign that workers should do something? Yes Stop doing something? no Are both queens from the same hive? yes Is one queen trying to take over another's hive? no Relevant what happens to the loser? yes The winner? yes


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When a bee colony is getting ready to swarm, the workers make queen cells and raise new queens. They generally make several. As the queens approach hatching, they will start 'piping' and 'quacking' A♭ notes, as a signal to the other virgin queens that they're willing to fight. When hatched, they also walk about on the comb piping. Fighting queens attempt to sting and bite each other, after which workers form a ball around the damaged loser to suffocate her. The fights continue until only one queen remains alive in the nest. (You can also see capped and uncapped brood in the picture).

Here's a video of Queens piping : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95TT-prUK2g


Well done Galfisk for the solve.