Molenhuis1 animal documentation

Social interaction and locomotor activity, digging, and grooming in males of 52 Collaborative Cross strains of mice   (2018)

Molenhuis RT, Iraqi FA, Mott RF, Kas MJ
With: Bruining H, Brandt MJV, van Soldt PE, Abu-Toamih Atamni HJ, Burbach JPH

Animal Documentation

Source of Mice: Mice with ‘Unc’ lab code were obtained from the Systems Genetics Core Facility at University of North Carolina; mice with the ‘Tau’ lab code were obtained from a breeding facility at Tel Aviv University. Note that official Collaborative Cross nomenclature is used where possible

Age (wks): 7-20 wks at testing

Test Facility: All mice were raised and tested in the small animal facility at Tel Aviv University (TAU), Israel

Feed: Rodent chow ad libitum

Water: Tap water ad libitum

Bedding: Wood chip bedding

Cage Type, Distributor, Material, Size: Animals were socially housed in Type II Makrolon cages (26.5 x 17 x 11.4 cm)

Cage Density: Not specified, but socially housed

Temperature (°C): 21 +/-2 C

Humidity (%): Not specified

Light / Dark Cycle: 12:12h (lights on 0600h)

Welfare-Related Assessments: Aggressive behaviors and / or fighting resulted in experiments to be ceased as these behaviors interfere with reliable measurements of social interaction and discrimination capacity

Care and Use Statement: All experimental mice and protocols were approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee of Tel Aviv University, Israel