How to Set Up a Harem in One Mating Record


There are two options to create a Harem Mating in SoftMouse:

  1. using one single Mating record
  2. using two separate Mating records 

One benefit of the "ONE record" option over the "TWO record" option is that if both mothers are genetically identical then there is no need to keep separate records to track litters.

 

Here are the steps to creating a Harem using one SoftMouse Mating Record:

  1. On the Mating List, click the New Mating button
  2. On the New Mating page, select the Male Mouse from the male list
  3. Select the two female mice from the Female list
  4. Enter the Set up date and Litter Mouseline
  5. Click Add                                
  6. Click Create Matings and Move Breeders into Cages
  7. On the Move page, enter the Cage Tag information and Click Create / Update Cages button ---If you are creating a new cage for the mating, enter a new tag or leave it blank and the system will automatically create a cage with a New Cage SID---
  8. Back on the Mating List, you will see the following:

 

If one of the females gets pregnant and is moved to her own cage, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Edit Mating Record page of the harem mating in question
  2. On the Edit Mating Record page, select the check box of the pregnant female in the Breeder Information table
  3. Click the "More actions" button directly under the Matings > Edit Mating Record Header, scroll down, and select Move Breeders
  4. On the Move page, enter the Cage Tag information and Click Create / Update Cages button ---If you are creating a new cage for the female enter a new cage tag or leave it blank and the system will automatically create a cage with a New Cage SID---
  5. Back on the Edit Mating record, you will see that the Cage Tag of the pregnant female breeder will be different to the Cage Tag of the male and the other female breeder 
  6. Back on the Mating List, you will see that there are two Cage Tags listed for this Mating record indicating that not all of the breeders are in the same cage

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