Special Requests

Special Requests LACF- CRC

  1. Please use the Special Request form (Word)
  2. This should be typed and submitted online when possible to lacf-list@bu.edu
  3. This should be submitted, at least 24 hours prior to the activity being needed.
  4. Prior to a weekend or holiday these should be submitted by Thursday at 4 PM.
  5. For food and water related requests please try to stay consistent with the following color coding:
    • Red Dots on the cage card and form mean: PI feeds during the week & LACF staff feeds number of pellets indicated on the red dot during weekends and holidays.
    • Green Dots on the cage card and form mean: on water deprivation. PI, removes and adds water bottle to the animal.
    • Orange Dots on the cage card and form mean: special water mix, eg antibiotic
    • Blue Dots on the cage card and form means: delay in time of day for limited food.
    • Yellow Dots on the cage card and form means: no food 7 days a week. To be fed by the researcher at all times. This can also be used to indicate a specific day of the week the LACF is not to feed the animals.

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