There is no self-bond requirement to run a Cosmos validator and, for security reasons, Bison Trails does not allow customers to self-bond tokens to their validator. However, you can delegate as much as you want to your Cosmos validator.
It takes 21 days to unbond, during which time you will not receive any rewards on unbonded ATOMS. ATOMS can be re-delegated with no financial penalty, but this can only be done once every 21 days due to the un-bonding period.
Delegation is the process of staking your tokens to a validator. This is different from bonding, which is the process of node operators self-delegating to their validator.
Redelegation is the process of moving stake from one validator to another without unbonding, however there are rules around the frequency with which this can be done.
If you are re-delegating from Validator A to Validator B using the same wallet, you may only do so 7 times within 21 days since the first re-delegation.
You may also only re-delegate to a single validator in a 21 day timeframe, so if you re-delegate from Validator A to Validator B, you must wait 21 days before you can re-delegate to Validator C.