Is there a recommendation on the number of times that an experiment should be replicated? As many of you know, is not always possible to make many replicas. What would be the recommended minimum? Is there some references to support it?
In my particular case (animal reproduction), for reasons of seasonality, I can only replicate experiments 3 times and I have sometimes been criticized for the low number of replicates performed. Could be considered appropriate to assess the effect that a parameter measured 3 times in the same individuals have on the performance of these individuals?