I agree. We typically incubate them about 250 hours post grafting and install them from 260 to 270 hours after grafting. One should take this calendar as a good guideline but exact gestational numbers and real world application can be two different things. I find emergence typically can begin as early as 264 hours 11 full days) after grafting and will continue over the next 36 hours depending on incubation temps and the exact age of the grafting larvae.That's what I do. Move 10 days after graft.
We have our own system of counting days but to save the day 1 or day 0 confusion it seemed to make more sense to just break it down into hours for clarity.Jim Lyon -
Excellent post! On the point and specific as you can get. Your numbers 260 hours / 270 hours are during Day 11, unless you number the graft as Day Zero so hour 240 ends Day 9. I like that better - graft hour is Hour Zero. It confuses some of my friends, though.
Also - I mark notes on the laminated calendar with a grease pen as the season progresses. I'm trying to find several colors to code hive-specific calendars to the master calendar. These are the working, follower calendars that get tacked to the Cell Raiser hives - the "official" calendar is the paper one in the office, though.