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Polycarbonate Handling Tubes

 

Specification:

130 x 50mm OD 3mm wall thickness

100 x 50mm OD 3mm wall thickness (new size coming soon)

 

Product Code:

GZCHTube-130

GZCHTube-100

 

Available in:

Singles

Bulk discounts are available

 

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Made from high temperature
polycarbonate  – autoclavable to 121°c


 

Product Description

 

  • Made from 3mm thick clear polycarbonate
  • 50mm inside diameter
  • ‘Reduces handling anxiety and stress
  • Makes animal observations easier
  • Reduces the risk of being bitten
  • Minimal physical contact required
  • Autoclavable at 121ºC and cagewasher safe

 

New video tutorial released by NC3R’s: mouse handling made easier

 

 

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Technical Papers

 

Taming Anxiety in Laboratory Mice

Jane L Hurst & Rebecca S West

Routine laboratory animal handling has profound effects on their anxiety and stress responses, but little is known about
the impact of handling method. We found that picking up mice by the tail induced aversion and high anxiety, whereas use of tunnels or open hand led to voluntary approach, low anxiety and acceptance of physical restraint. using the latter methods, one can minimize a widespread source of anxiety in laboratory mice.

 

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