Mouse

Mouse

CARE AND FEEDING

Cage Dimensions*
# of Adults # of Young Length Width Height
Breeding/Lactation 1 pair 12 30 cm 15 cm 15 cm
Growing 10-15 45 cm 30 cm 15 cm
Experimental 3-5 Variable
Feeding Recommendations
Daily Feed Usage Water Requirement Begin Dry Food Consumption
4-5 gm. Feed free choice. Ad libitum 10 days
No supplemental feeding necessary
Environmental Data
Temp. Humidity Light Litter Material
25 °C 45-55% 10-12 hrs/day Treated corn cobs, shredded beet pulp,
wood shavings, or commercial bedding

BIOLOGICAL VALUES

Blood Chemical Composition values are for plasma, except where noted
Water Calcium Sodium Chloride Phosphorus Potassium
92-94 gm/100ml 4.2 mEq/L 5.6 mg/100ml
Magnesium Cholesterol Glucose Serum Protein Albumin Globulin
1.3 mg/100ml 132-244(B) mg/100ml 96 mg/100ml (whole blood) 174 gm/100ml (white blood) 3.4 gm/100ml 0.6 gm/100ml
Oxygen Consumption and Body Temperature
Observed
Weight
Temp-
erature
O2 Con-
sumption
Breathing Rate Heart Beat
20 gm 36.5 °C 1.69 mlO2/gm/hr 163/minute
(84-230)
600/minute
(328-780)
Hematological Values
Whole Blood Vol. (T-1824 dye) Clotting Time RBC Life Span RBC Diameter RBC Rate of
Sedimentation
78 ml/kg 14 sec. 20-30 days 6.6 microns
Blood pH RBC Hematocrit Platelets Hb
7.7-12.5 106/mm³ 41.5 ml/100ml 146-339 10³/mm³ 14.8 gm/100ml
Total and Differential White Blood Cell Counts
Leucocytes Neutros Eosinos Basos Lymphos Monos
8.0 10³/mm³ 2.0 10³/mm³ 0.15 10³/mm³ 0.05 10³/mm³ 5.5 10³/mm³ 0.30 10³/mm³

LIFE CYCLE INFORMATION

Weight
Adult Male
Weight
Adult Female
Weight
at Birth
Breeding
Age Male
Breeding Age Female Estrus
Cycle
20-40 gm 25-40 gm 1.5 gm 50 days
20-35 gm
50-60 days
20-30 gm
4-5 days
Gestation Weaning Age Litter Size Rebreed After
Parturition
Breeding Life Male Breeding Life Female
17-21 days
19 days avg.
16-21 days
10-12 gm
1-23
10-12 avg.
Immediately 18 months 6-10 litters
Mating Data: Colony: Pair or colony: 1 male, 3 females
* Refer to the “Guide for the Care and use of Laboratory Animals” — NIH Publication No. 85-23, Revised 1985.
Prepared by the Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Research Council, 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20418

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