Accession Number : ADA021316


Title :   Styrofoam Cages for Rats Used in Microwave Research: Coating with Quinine.


Descriptive Note : Technical note,


Corporate Author : ARMED FORCES RADIOBIOLOGY RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD


Personal Author(s) : Catravas,G. N.


Report Date : DEC 1975


Pagination or Media Count : 11


Abstract : Of all plastic materials used to construct cages for the confinement of rats during exposure to electromagnetic radiation, only Styrofoam has been found to be, for practical purposed, transparent to microwaves. However, because of its softness, it is easily chewed by rats, with the result that they escape from their cages. Coating the inner walls of cages made of Styrofoam with quinine effectively prevents the rats from chewing through the cage walls. (Author)


Descriptors :   *PROTECTIVE COATINGS, RATS, STYRENE PLASTICS, MICROWAVES, ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, ELECTROMAGNETIC ENVIRONMENTS, QUININE.


Subject Categories : MEDICAL FACILITIES, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE