Retire and Remate the Male 


Follow these steps to execute a Male Rotation breeding schema where you retire the Male from his first Mating Cage and subsequently move him into another one.  This option is useful if it is important for you to track exactly when a male was removed and added back to the same Mating Cage. 

 

Step 1: Set up the first Mating Record

  1. Go to the Mating List and click on the "New Matings" button
  2. On the New Mating page, select the check box of the male
  3. Next, select the checkbox of the female he will mate with first
  4. Enter the Set Up Date
  5. Enter the Litter Mouseline
  6. Click on the green "Add" button to confirm the information
  7. Finally, click on the green "Create Matings and Move Breeders into Cages" button  to complete the set up of the new Mating cage


 

Step 2: Retire the Male from his current Mating Record when you are ready to remate him

  1. Go to the Mating List
  2. Select the checkbox of the Mating containing the male in question
  3. Click on the "Retire Breeders" button
  4. On the following pop-up window, select male from the "Sex" dropdown 
  5. Next, select the Date that the male was removed from this cage 
  6. Finally, click on the "Submit" button --- NOTE: the male will remain in his current cage. We will move him to his new cage in the next step 
  7. The content in the male's row will turn grey once the male has been officially retired with his retired date showing in the Date Retired column


 

Step 3: Set up the next Mating record with the same male and a new female

  1. Go to the Mating List and click New Mating
  2. On the New Mating page, select the check box of the male
  3. Next, select the checkbox of the female he will mate with next
  4. Enter the Set Up Date
  5. Enter the Litter Mouseline
  6. Click on the green "Add" button to confirm the information
  7. Finally, click on the green "Create Matings and Move Breeders into Cages" button  to complete the set up of the new Mating cage

 


Step 4: Return the Male to one of his previous Mating Cages if needed

Once a litter is born and weaned from one of the male's previous cages, you may want to return the male back to this cage in order to remate him with the same female. Here's how:

  1. Go to the Mating List
  2. Select the Mating with the female in question and click on the "Edit Matings" button
  3. On the Edit Mating page, click Add Mouse to Mating 
  4. Select the male's Checkbox from the Mouse List
  5. Input the date on which you are adding him back to the Mating Cage and click on the green "Submit+Move" button
  6. On the Move page, click Create / Update Cages to Move him back into the Cage with the female --- The information will already be pre-filled on the page
  7. A new row will now be added to the Breeder Information table of the mating in question ---you will notice that the same male appears twice, with 2 different Mating Dates, indicating both times that he was active in this mating record


 

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 Mating Records where the male was retired, his content will be greyed out in the male-associated columns.
  3. Where his content is in dark blue font, this indicates that he is an active breeder in this Mating.
  4. You can display his Mate Date and his Retired Date as columns in the Mating List so you can keep track of all of his movements to know exactly when he was added and removed from each Mating record.
  5. You can reference the Litter columns of the Mating List to see when any of the upcoming litters are going to be weaned as an indicator of when you need to move him back into a previous cage. 

 


If you have any further questions, please contact us with your inquiry.