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    Silverwood Trees spawn a Pure Node. Plant several close together, one after the other, so that they can connect together and become a bigger one. When the Pure Node is bigger than the dark one in the burrow, start moving them together. The bigger one (current charge, not maximum charge) eats the...
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    Sorry for answering three pages later ;) Yes, that should work, since the Chocolate Frames don't impact the mutation rate. You could also use Necrotic Frames from Magic Bees, if you're far enough with your TC3 research. 3 of those will make a bee die in 1 or 2 ticks, depending on lifespan, while...
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    Tree Breeding (Spoilers)

    Make space around your bee houses, so that the bees can only reach the trees you want to cross-pollinate (remember that pollination range is tripe the normal range). Use bees with a good pollination chromosome. Use spectacles (or the apiarist suit helmet) to actually see the mutations. That's...
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    Which version of MC are you talking about? MC 1.5.2? The Extra Bees version for that aggressively caps the mutation bonus when soul frames are involved at *5. Remove them and use only the uranium filled mutator block. This should boost your mutation chance by the maximum safe value of *10...
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    "Specialty" bee products

    The Fungal Bee was added by Extra Bees. The Bee you are looking for is the Valiant Bee. You could have looked two posts above you to find the answer ;)
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    Tree Breeding (Spoilers)

    Silver Lime + Hill Cherry can result in: Lemon, Common Walnut, Wild Cherry: http://wiki.feed-the-beast.com/Silver_Lime
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    Collected Guides Thread

    Ah, I never updated thaumic bees to 1.4.4. Apart from the updates from that version, everything should be complete.
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    Collected Guides Thread

    http://mc.nessirojgaming.eu/bees/index.php?title=Main_Page was kept in MC 1.4.7.
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    Help with bee breeding

    I personally always breed with apiaries only, so I haven't tested it. But IIRC the bug, that foundation blocks under an alveary wouldn't count, was fixed in one of the MB versions. Edit: According to http://forestry.sengir.net/forum/viewtopic.php?id=17 it could work with a mutator, it could...
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    I did bee math! (Now with more usability!)

    http://wiki.feed-the-beast.com/Frames
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    I did bee math! (Now with more usability!)

    Chocolate frames won't reduce the lifespan of your bees below a certain threshold in the MC 1.5.2 versions, no matter how many you use. Use a bunch of necrotic frames, and all is well. 3 are enough for everything up to and including shortened lifespan. For everything above that you need 4 frames.
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    It's not 1/4, but 1/2. If the random generator results in a mutation on the first chance, the resulting child will behave, as if the princess was a full default princess of the new mutation, not only half of it. (If it works on the second chance, it's as if the drone would be full default of the...
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    Omicron told you about a NOT gate, even with a link. No mention of the Buildcraft gates. Follow the link and learn. It refers to the redstone torch, which (if properly used) works as an inverter. http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Logic_circuit/NOT (leftmost version, it's a view from the top) is the...
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    Only the species is relevant for the chance of mutation, the other chromosomes are irrelevant. So you're not screwing yourself up. With your breed with better fertility you're even raising your odds for a successful mutation (more drones = more chances). When a mutation happens, one or both of...
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    That page is out of date. It still talks about Thaumic Bees, but since MC 1.5.2 the mod is named Magic Bees. One of the changes is, that the frames now don't cost vis during usage, only during creation. Also the frames from Extra Bees now are capped on certain values...
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    I beg to differ. If your (example) pure Common + pure Meadows has a child that is pure Cultivated, then that child will have all default traits of the Cultivated species. Everytime a child is produced, two checks for mutations are made. If the first check (50% chance for princess.primary with...
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    Tree Breeding (Spoilers)

    Giving your bees different flowers won't stop the butterflies... It would be a nice config option, if butterfly cross breeding could be deactivated.
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    One of the config files of GT has a section about unifiers, ore dictionary unifying or something like that. In that section several mods are mentioned, which controls the result ingots. Activate TE and deactivate the rest. As several others have already said: Complete coverage in a concise...
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    Tell me about your bees

    http://forum.feed-the-beast.com/threads/so-whats-the-specifics-behind-bee-mutation.30488/#post-416339 A rather technical, but precise description of the underlying algorithm. The post after that has an example for easier understanding. You'll probably have two types of super bees: One for...
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    I always thought, that the template generator only produces templates of the very basic bees with their default traits, but that it cannot copy a current species incarnation with all the currently used alleles. Is that information outdated and the machine was made actually useful in 1.5.x? Never...