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Chronic Toxoplasma infection - in mice!

VileReynard
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Chronic Toxoplasma infection - in mice!

Chronic Toxoplasma infection has been linked to interesting behavioral alterations. For example, infected mice lose their fear of cats, increasing their chance of being eaten and so completing the parasite's life cycle.

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Re: Chronic Toxoplasma infection - in mice!

I just bought a new morse key from a guy in Tokyo.... took 24 hours to get here... and then had to wait 7 days for it to be delivered after customs inspection...

 

Back on topic...( sort of  )... I ordered a couple of mice from China 8 weeks ago... they have just arrived !..

 

Hope they are not infected ..... they seem to be having no behavioral problems at the moment... and the cat next door hasn`t even noticed them....

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Re: Chronic Toxoplasma infection - in mice!

they seem to be having no behavioral problems at the moment...

My mice tend to poop all over the place!