NCBI ROFL: One rat, one cup.

By ncbi rofl | September 7, 2009 3:00 pm

Fecal cup for collection of feces in male rats.

“A cup was designed which fits around the tail of male rats. The cup was used to collect feces and made it possible to separate urine and feces completely from each other. The cup was easy to apply, remove, empty and replace, and its use did not cause noticeable stress to the animal.”

  • Jockaira

    I am so sorry I don’t have a tail…this invention would ease many of my daily burdens.

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