Our new mice

26 04 2017

The first half of our new mice arrived last week, with the second batch due today. It took ages to source them as we wanted pups from our three strains to be from independent families, i.e. no littermates. But finally (thanks to Brianna), we found that Charles River’s Ralaigh facility could do this. We’re using three strains to give us enhanced statistical power, and to also facilitate individual identification in the cage.  But an added bonus is that they look so damn cute together (pictured right, a little scared from the long journey and the strange place). Half of them are to grow up in regular shoeboxes, half in the 60×60 x 30 cm very large enriched cages last used by Sara-Lee Tilly.