In the aftermath of Earth's infestation in the late 22nd century, humans harvested Royal Jelly from the remaining Xenomorph Hives, where it was refined and marketed as the performance enhancing drug Xeno-Zip. Known on the street as "Fire" The drug also contained a minuscule amount of Royal Jelly recovered from the remains of the Queen Mother destroyed on Earth. Less potent synthetic versions were manufactured as supplies of the pure substance dwindled, and the United States Colonial Marine Corps mounted a recovery operation to Xenomorph Prime for more.
Effects on XenomorphsEdit
Royal Jelly produced by a Queen Mother was believed to be involved in the creation of new Queens. Royal Jelly could be used to create Praetorian from Warriors if the situation called for it. If the Queen died and there were no Praetorians to take her place, the Royal Jelly could be a last resort to creating a new Queen. Its exact purpose is unknown, however.
- The concept of Xenomorph-produced 'royal jelly' is first mentioned by Bishop in Alan Dean Foster's novelization of Aliens.
- In the 2010 video game Aliens vs. Predator, Specimen 6 destroys a multitude of Royal Jelly containers throughout the game. Some fans cite this as the reason Six eventually transformed into a Queen.
- The Black Liquid has similar effects on non-Intervacius-Raptus as Royal Jelly does only much weaker.