I generally agree with BillD. If practical move the egg ribbon or section of it at about any stage of development. When the unhatched fry have dark eyes as the ribbon gets 24-48hr of hatching,,, the fry/ribbon is STILL quite durable and can be relatively easily moved. To move it I would let the ribbon flow with water as a tipped or slanted bucket fills with water that surrounds the ribbon. If you do this at dark eyed stage close to hatching, the process will likely cause some of the most advanced eggs to hatch and you will have fry in the bottom of the bucket's transfer water. Try it this year just for experience and practice.
Edited by Bill Cody (02/09/19 09:38 PM)
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