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    Re: Breeding Feeder Mice

    Nicely written...

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    Re: Breeding Feeder Mice

    Wow, thank you for the helpful advice I didn't personally know about the lethal genes.

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    Re: Breeding Feeder Mice

    i breed mice on accident when i had Nyoka (ball python) i bought a female and male not knowing it and i kept them because they got a little to big ( i would buy like 6 at a time) so not knowing they were boy and girl i cleaned there cage and what did i find 10 little baby mice !!! and then they kept having babies ! ><

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    Re: Breeding Feeder Mice

    good information
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    Re: Breeding Feeder Mice

    Excellent! Have you tried playing with your temps to control the genders in litters? When I was breeding mice (for 17 years), I discovered that a cooler temp will provide you with almost all females (same with rats). In the summers, before we invested in A/C, we had almost entirely male litters. I started to cool my feeders before breeding, and ended up with a 1/2 and 1/2 mix of genders. Very interesting and would love to study it more I love the genetics info as well
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    Re: Breeding Feeder Mice

    Actually because of your posts I started buying female mice! You're right they do smell less and for me that was awesome! Keep the info coming it's good to learn something new everyday
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    Re: Breeding Feeder Mice

    I have heard about different lighting effecting the sex off off spring. Incandescent light produces more males and florescent makes more females. I usually have heavy female litters and use florescent lights in my home. The 3 day old litter that I used to for the sexing pinky pics is a litter of 10 1 female and 9 males lol! We keep our home pretty wasrm 75ish my husband is a cook and always freezing lol! So that could account for all the current boys in this litter. I have a 2nd litter due here soon so i'll see what ratio I get from them
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    Re: Breeding Feeder Mice

    When I was breeding Kenyan Sand Boas (just for fun) I ended up farming mice. I used the big sweater boxes from the dept store in a 1:3 ratio, 10 tubs total. It's amazing how many small mice these guys eat lol. And they they all would shead at once and over run me with mice LOL. Lucky for me the local shops where more than happy to buy them off me (Winter in AK is harsh on live shipments).

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    Re: Breeding Feeder Mice

    Question, why wasn't this ever sticked or anything? I had to search for a while before I found this
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