Add a Male to Multiple Matings as an Active Breeder


This option is useful if the male gets moved frequently through a number of mating cages. To accomplish this type of male rotation, you do not need to retire the male from one Mating Record before adding him to another one. The same male will thus appear active on multiple mating records, and you can still trace exactly where he is located based on his current Cage ID.

 

Follow these steps to to execute a Male Rotation breeding schema where you leave the male as an active breeder on multiple Matings Records:

Step 1: Set up the first Mating Record

  1. Go to the Mating List and click New Mating
  2. On the New Mating page, select the check box of the male
  3. Select the check box of the female he will mate with first
  4. Enter the Set Up Date
  5. Enter the Litter Mouseline
  6. Click Add
  7. Click "Create Mating and Move Breeders into Cages" to complete the set up of the new Mating cage
  8. When done, back on your Mating list, you will see your new Mating record

Step 2: Set up the second Mating record when you are ready to remate the male

  1. Go to the Mating List and click New Mating
  2. On the New Mating page, open the filter
  3. In the Male section, open the State drop down
  4. Unselect Stock check box and Select Mating check box
  5. Click Filter --- now you will see all of your current mating males appear in the list
  6. Select the check box of the female he will mate with second
  7. Enter the Set Up Date
  8. Enter the Litter Mouseline
  9. Click Add
  10. Click "Create Mating and Move Breeders into Cages" to complete the set up of the second Mating

Back on the Mating List...

  1. For each Mating Record that this male was added to, you will see an individual row in the Mating List.
  2. In the Male associated columns of these rows, the same male will appear multiple times indicating that he is active in multiple Mating Records.
  3. The Cage Tag / Cage SID column will give you an indication as to which cage he is currently active in.
  4. If you see two cages listed within the same mating record, like Mating ID 10 in the image below, this indicates that the male and female are physically in different cages
  5. If you see one cage listed within the same mating record, like Mating ID 11 in the image below, this indicates that the male and female are physically in the same cage
  6. You can reference the Litter columns of the Mating List to see when litters are born or if any of the entered litters are going to be weaned as an indicator of when you need to move the back into a previous cage if needed. 

 


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