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Subject: Re: Blind
From: "George W. LaBar" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Academic forum on fisheries ecology and related topics <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 14 May 1997 08:18:56 -0800

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>Dear fish ecologists:
>There really is no delicate way to ask this....... What is the most
>"compassionate" way to blind small fish for feeding experiments?

I don't know if you can do it any more or not, but a long time ago, we
blinded fish by injecting a small amount of 3% aqueous benzethonium
chloride into the eyeball with a syringe.  The eye turned opaque in about
30 minutes or so.  Have fun getting that through your animal care and use

>Ian Quittner
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George LaBar, Head
Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID 83844

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