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.