31 03 2017

Meanwhile, Emma N aScreenshot 2017-03-30 20.01.10nd Aimee were building on Mike’s visit by trying to get heart-rate recordings from my Mouse Specifics apparatus which can measure this via the soles of mices’ feet.

This has always been tricky – getting baseline heartrates is impossible as the mice are scared; they won’t stand still (even on the small elevated platform designed to keep them in one spot); and now, with my very out-of-date, very sticky electrodes, the mice apparently hate having their paws touch the gel. We clearly have some thinking to do…