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  1. #1
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    Default drone semen AI help

    Know I have read this but can't find the information... Anyone know the volume of semen that a queen is given? Was looking at mico pipets and needed to know the vulume range I should be looking at...

    Thanks in advance

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    Default Re: drone semen AI help

    ABout 8 mirco litresl if I read correctly
    http://www.dave-cushman.net/bee/semenbatch.html

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    Default Re: drone semen AI help

    Quote Originally Posted by danmcm View Post
    Know I have read this but can't find the information... Anyone know the volume of semen that a queen is given? Was looking at mico pipets and needed to know the vulume range I should be looking at...

    Thanks in advance
    Danmcm,

    We use 50ul or 100ul tubes.

    The narrower the tube's diameter, the more sperm shearing you're going to get, making less total viable sperm available for migration.
    Depending on the function of the cross, we'll give queens 8-12 ul of semen per insemination.

    Adam Finkelstein
    www.vpqueenbees.com
    Last edited by adamf; 09-20-2012 at 10:24 AM.

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    Default Re: drone semen AI help

    thank you both

    adam thats really what i needed to know wife is getting i-phone 5 for christmas and I am getting equipment to make my own AI set up for spring.

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