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...labs will release mice like the glow in the dark ones (I think they put it in for recessive?) for sale, and mice that live twice as long etc, like they did for hairless?
 

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the twice as long life would be good
 

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I'm trying to look up on Jax labs if anyone could buy them or just labs. The only problem with mice like that is that you have to buy them in large groups like 100 :p
 

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most of the mice that have come from labs have been introduced to the mouse world by people working in labs that have joined the mouse fancy.Especially people interested in genetics.We need one of those amongst us.
 

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My dream career is to work in a genetics lab? :p I may take genetic studies at uni next year :)
I need to find labs near me though- the only one in my area only studies plants ):
 

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Oh my goodness Naomi.. are you serious?! (':
It has been my dream ever since year 8 to keep and breed them (':
 

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No i believe you about the studying science, but can you seriously nab some glow-under-UV-mice?? :shock:
 

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Ooowww ok, hopefully some day though :)
 

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It's kind of an open secret that this is how splashed originally appeared in the fancy: a friend of a fancier (one is now deceased and the other I haven't heard from in years) brought them out of a lab, without the proper protocols and bred them. Honest mistake, really. :shhh

But don't forget that the labs are indebted to us, too! The fancy has existed longer than the laboratories so many of our "original varieties" like red exist in labs only because we gave them mice, many years ago. I mention red in particular because it has proven very useful to science due to its suitability for studies on cancer, obesity, and cuteness. Ok, not that last one. ;)
 

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Haha ok, so how can I go about trying to get a glow under UV? I can't really go 'I am a mouse breeder, therefore you owe me!' ):
 

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I believe it necassery to have 'connections' to the mousie lab world. As far as I know, labs in general don't sell to members of the public, even if we are breeders.
Labs sell in bulk, and generally the mice in question are specifically bred to either carry, show or be suseptable to certain diseases, cancers and viruses etc...

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heres a question for you aspiring scientists.I was trawling through a mouse book that was about 100 years old for some info for a short piece for the club magazine.A breeder had paired up 2 pews and got a surprise of several uracoid mice in the litter :? I have searched for a definition and come up with no answer,therefore I'm assuming it's a scientific term :?:
 

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WillowDragon said:
generally the mice in question are specifically bred to either carry, show or be suseptable to certain diseases, cancers and viruses etc...
Labs genetically alter mice into different genetic strains. For example, one strain may have a weaker heart (used fr heart research etc), and another may be more vulnrable to a certain disease. Mice that Glow under UV was part of a stem cell research project. They planned it for only the brain stem cells to be effected, so that they could better observe how they work, but as it turns out, the stem cells in the brain and in the skin/hair folicals are extremely similar :)

Sarah, I'll look into it- i'm interested now :D

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Yeah, you have to have connections. Some varieties of mice run into the hundreds of dollars (USD) for a single mouse and are highly protected by various security codes, a room within a room, and so forth.
 
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