Re: When are cells Least fragile?
Lightly shaking a 3 day old larvae probably isn't going to damage it as long as it isn't a sharp rapping. In my mind they are most fragile from about day 5 through day 8. At this stage the cells are very soft wax and the pupae is very tender and soft as well. I am not comfortable laying them on their side until about day nine and then only when necessary. We often take 10 day old cells off the bar and lay them on their sides in a container though one must still be quite aware of extremes in temperature while handling.
Last edited by jim lyon; 04-08-2012 at 01:40 PM.
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