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Old 09-20-2013
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How long do u guys wait until u strip?
I'm keeping maswas
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9-12 days here
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Thanks rod just looking to see what others do
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Its just a dance.

Earlier = More but more fragile.
Later = Less but more sturdy.

Waiting until say 25 days is a bit much and the numbers will be low.
4-5 days, you may experience high numbers of egg loss.
and the numbers will be the same because only th strong will have survived in both scenarios.


I shoot for the middle. 11-18 days. Depending on my work schedule.

Sometimes they dont even need tumbling....just a breeder box with a little flow.

But if they do need tumbling, it will only be for about a week but can go longer.

Hope this helps.

Just experiment. I know that it seems critical at first...but if your keeping your colony right...you will have lots of chances to practice.

Keep up the good work!

John
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Thanks a lot guys so far tere still holding I am getting excited !!! I want my colony to be over 100 lol
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