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Assessing nest building in mice.

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For small rodents, nests are important in heat conservation as well as reproduction and shelter. Nesting is easily measured in the home cages of mice, particularly with the advent of pressed cotton materials. The mice first shred the tightly packed material, then arrange it into a nest. Published studies have often used materials such as hay, twine or tissues, sometimes preshredded, and have assigned scores of the quality of the resulting nest with rather rudimentary rating scales; e.g., 0, n...

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10.1038/nprot.2006.170

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Journal:
Nature protocols
Volume:
1
Issue:
3
Pages:
1117-1119
Publication date:
2006
DOI:
EISSN:
1750-2799
ISSN:
1754-2189
URN:
uuid:1a238cf5-f0d8-444b-99f5-6d10dc029892
Source identifiers:
22207
Local pid:
pubs:22207

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