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Subject: Re: Blind
From: Don McAllister <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Sat, 17 May 1997 20:45:07 -0400
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Ian Quittner wrote:
>
> 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?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Ian Quittner
> [log in to unmask]

Years ago, a woman ichthyologist used small pieces of aluminum foil,
tucking them in around the edges of the orbit.  The fish could be
returned to sighted condition by removing the pieces of foil.

don

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Don E. McAllister             /& Canadian Centre for Biodiversity
Ocean Voice International          /Canadian Museum of Nature
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