Acclimation & testing periods
Vendor Mice were obtained from The Jackson Laboratory JAX® (Bar Harbor, ME) Ages
Superovulated females: 17-27 days old; Recipient females: 9-13 weeks old; Sperm donor males: 8-31 weeks old; Vasectomized males: 13-35 weeks old
Feed Water Acidified water provided ad libitum Housing Polycarbonate cages with stainless steel wire lids and positive ventilation filter tops Bedding 16-26 mm pine shavings Photoperiod
Superovulated females: 12h on, 12 off (on at 06:00 a.m.); Recipient females and donor males: 10 h on, 14 h off (on at 05:00 a.m.)
Temperature 21 ± 1.0°C Health status The Jackson Laboratory Diagnostics Laboratory routinely monitors and documents animal health status using statistically valid sampling procedures and standard protocols. (Sentinel animals are tested). Detailed health status reports for each animal room represented from this project are on file and available on request. See JAX Mice Quality Control Programs or the JAX Mice Catalog for the list of agents monitored.