Accession Number : AD0018708


Title :   BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR SURVIVAL OF MICE IN A SEALED ATMOSPHERE


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : LEE, M F ; HENRY, J P ; BALLINGER, E R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/018708.pdf


Report Date : May 1953


Pagination or Media Count : 15


Abstract : The basic requirement for mice in a sealed atmosphere were determined preliminary to the design of small suitable mice containers for placement in an orbital rocket. The food, water, oxygen, and soda-lime consumption of a mouse was determined for resting and active stages for periods of 1 hr to 2 wk. The results suggested that a mouse could live fairly comfortably in a sealed compartment for a 30-day period.


Descriptors :   *SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL) , *CONFINED ENVIRONMENTS , REQUIREMENTS , SPACECRAFT , WATER , COMPARTMENTS , OXYGEN , CONTAINERS , MICE , FOOD , ROCKETS , SEALED SYSTEMS


Subject Categories : Biology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE