Re: Cloak Board
If you are going to use a cloake board you have to be very, very diligent in checking for cells (both up and down) and moving brood up on a regular timetable. It only takes one lapse for things to get really chaotic in builders especially if they are close together. Always interesting to see how those virgins will ignore the younger grafts but will wipe out a large stash of more mature grafts in no time. We have seen some escapees move into adjoining builders. I'd better not reuse the last analogy I used to describe what it is like trying to control the reproductive instinct of huge hives like this, just suffice it to say that anytime you are trying to control reproduction that the forces of nature can be very creative.
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