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Having landed on the radioactive planet for the metal volcanoes and pips & arbor trees, I had no interest in the Beetas in there yet, so I didn't approach them.

It seems like they're dissappearing slowly, though. Two of the three hives are gone:
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This one was an old one, and I had just assumed the critter trap ate the hive and didn't think much of it.

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This one, though, had to have JUST dissappeared. The beetas are still there (they only live for 5 cycles) and there's no critter trap this time around. Anyone know why this is happening? I literally haven't approached them.

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I think that update : "Beeta Hives will now die if the tiles that are supporting them are dug up/ removed" of update 454967 is at fault... Beetas dig and take uranium ore to the Hive so it is possible they dug up the bottom of the hive and killed it :? (the second pictures seems to be this case). If there is a Beetiny it is possible it will sprout again but I'm not sure of the conditions (meaning if a Beeta Hive needs 6 free tiles and 2 flat ones in order to sprout from a Beetiny or just any free tile the Beetiny stands)

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Looks like my final Beeta Hive just bid farewell. I'm not sure what it was this time. The beetas-mining-themselves-to-death theory sounded pretty good, but right after @sakura_sk's response I went to make sure that this third hive was safe, and it was in fact on top of 2 ice and a snow. None of the blocks were mined or melted: they remain exactly as they were now. Is it possible the hive starved itself to death? It was showing the "Hungry" status last time I checked it.image.thumb.png.8ba48825af70db15907dc5b6de7f94e7.png

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I find mine die because a dupe breathes out near them. The CO2 then liquefies in the cold, as does some chlorine. This creates a "pile" of liquids two tiles high which drowns the beetahive.  It's really annoying.

I now dig out the tiles either side of the two base tiles of the hives, so excess liquids can run off.

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So one of the newer updates made it so that Beeta hives don't die from being dug under. That's great. Seems I have a new problem on this new colony, though...

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This hive generated like this (I have yet to even dig towards it). Decided to leave it alone until I can nab the critter traps besides it since they're so useful, but now it seems to be starving. I'm a little concerned.

EDIT: An update for those interested...
 

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I built the hive a base, and it immediately started glowing. I imagine this means the hive is "eating" its stored uranium ore. A Beetiny came out shortly after it finished "eating."

 

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