Lab Animals vt206

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Lab Animals vt206
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2013-07-11 20:06:32
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mice rat hamster gerbil guinea pig rabbits
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Genus species, weight in grams,gestation, estrous cycle, body temp in c and life span of common lab animals.
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  1. Mice
    • Genus and species: Mus musculus
    • Weight: 20g to 40g
    • Gestation period: 21 days
    • Estrous cycle: 4 days
    • Body Temp in C: 36.5c to 38c
    • Lifespan: 3 years
  2. Rat
    • Genus and species: Rattus norvegicus
    • Weight: Male - 300g Female:250g
    • Gestation period: 21 days
    • Estrous cycle: 4 to 5 days
    • Body Temp in C: 35.9c to 37.5c
    • Lifespan: 2.5 to 3.5 years
  3. Syrian Hamster
    • Genus and species: Mesocricetus auratus
    • Weight: 120g
    • Gestation period: 16 days
    • Estrous cycle: 4 days
    • Body Temp in C: 37c to 38c
    • Lifespan: 1.5 to 2 years
  4. Mongolian Gerbil
    • Genus and species: Meriones unguiclatus
    • Weight: 90g
    • Gestation period: 26 to 30 days
    • Estrous cycle: 4 to 6 days
    • Body Temp in C: 37.5c to 38.2c
    • Lifespan: 2 to 3 years
  5. Guinea Pig
    • Genus and species: Cavia porcellus
    • Weight: male 900g to 1200g, female 700g to 900g
    • Gestation period: 59 to 72 days
    • Estrous cycle: 17 to 17 days
    • Body Temp in C: 37.2c to 39.5c
    • Lifespan: 5 to 6 years
  6. Rabbit (New Zealand White)
    • Genus and species: Oryctolagus cuniculus
    • Weight: 2000g to 5000g (2 kg to 5 kg)
    • Gestation period: 31 days
    • Estrous cycle: no true estrous cycle (induced ovulators), 4 to 17 day of receptivity
    • Body Temp in C: 38.5c to 40c
    • Lifespan: 5 to 6 years

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