Enviropak Will Become New Standard Mouse Nesting Material Beginning in October

September 6, 2017

Enviropak will become the standard nesting material in all mouse cages beginning in October 2017. This material has been used as the standard nesting material in multiple U-M facilities over the last two years, and feedback has been very positive.

Enviropak offers many benefits, including:

  • No additional cost
  • Mice can build more complete, warmer nests
  • Consistent amounts of nesting material

Internal evaluations have also confirmed that the presence of a large nest does NOT interfere with daily health checks, which still allow for accurate and timely identification of mice in need of veterinary attention.

Please note that current nesting/enrichment related SToP forms will be unaffected by the Enviropak implementation.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your facility’s ULAM Husbandry Supervisor.yellow lock icon