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keith pierce 

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i am in th process of making up a powerpoint presentation on queen rearing and colony increase and am looking for a picture of a day old larvae on the end of a grafting tool. i looked around the internet and this was the best one i could find.
Any one got one that is better. Please.
 

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I hope you find one on the end of a decent grafting tool....

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Each to their own Heather, I have never managed the paint brush despite trying several. I use a double cranked stainless grafting tool and find it works very well for me. *shrug*

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I make a grafting stick from tree twig with knife. The sharp tip I bend to hook.Freshly made it is sterile.
 

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I've had some success by trimming my own feathers.

I'll reword that to avoid ambiguity...

I've tried goose and duck quills trimmed to shape and they work well.

Sorry no pictures.
 
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HM - thank you for the hint where to find those pictures. One of them illustrates very well that a larva of the correct age lies in an arc - anything like a semi-circle is too old. This was my undoing when I first started grafting - choosing larva which were too old so they end up undernourished and also had a tendency to emerge before I was expecting them - which resulted in the loss of at least one batch of queens. Now I use hair rolllers just in case it happens again.
 

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