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Ice Bees
« on: June 17, 2013, 03:00:04 am »

So I started up a new embark today, and look what I found sitting on the frozen river!



Yes, that is a colony of bees that have made their nest out of ice.

Whether it's a bug or a quirk of worldgen I don't know. This is the first Fortress of the world.

I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to save these bees, as the Ice will melt come Summer and I can't construct a floor without destroying the hive.
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Re: Ice Bees
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2013, 03:03:58 am »

I would tentatively say that it's a bug. I'm doubt Toady intended for vermin colonies to pop up on frozen water, but it does happen occasionally. The poor stupid insects have consigned themselves to their watery grave.
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Re: Ice Bees
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2013, 03:18:53 am »

I don't mean to alarm you, but it appears that your Dwarves are all in fact elephants.

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Re: Ice Bees
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2013, 03:21:42 am »

I don't mean to alarm you, but it appears that your Dwarves are all in fact elephants.

If only I had room in my sig...

Yeah, the hives on ice is a fairly common occurrence from what I've seen. You can save them with a hive box if you like.
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Re: Ice Bees
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2013, 03:26:42 am »

Update:

Ice melted. I now have a colony of floating honey bees.



Also, those 'elephants' are actually my 'Drow' race I modded in.
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Re: Ice Bees
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2013, 06:42:04 am »

Ice bees.
Ice bees...
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OF COURSE! That's an excellent mod idea!

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Re: Ice Bees
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2013, 08:20:45 am »

I blame the workarounds and shortcuts Toady used to get brooks to work.  They're both 7/7 water and you can walk across them without getting wet.
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Re: Ice Bees
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2013, 09:19:06 am »

According to the last picture it is not a brook, though.
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Re: Ice Bees
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2013, 10:05:52 am »

I blame the reptilians.
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Re: Ice Bees
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2013, 12:08:25 pm »

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Re: Ice Bees
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2013, 12:09:57 pm »

According to the last picture it is not a brook, though.

However, it also is resting on a ramp. In my experience, game has trouble differentiating between solid ground and ramps.
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Re: Ice Bees
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2013, 01:30:18 pm »

That's nothing. Recently, I had a fortress built next to a lake in a cold biome. When winter came, the lake froze over completely and was soon covered with snow. When I looked at the lake again I noticed that three honey bee colonies had spawned on the ice. My reaction at the time was somewhere along the lines of: "what???".
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Re: Ice Bees
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2013, 02:01:59 pm »

I have found the rare and dangerous SPACE BEES.

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« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2013, 02:02:49 pm »

I have found the rare and dangerous SPACE BEES.
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Re: Ice Bees
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2013, 05:14:51 pm »

I have found the rare and dangerous SPACE BEES.
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What determines eligibility for colonies in their current state?

Could you get slade bees and SMR bees?
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