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Styrofoam Cages for Rats Used in Microwave Research: Coating with Quinine.
ARMED FORCES RADIOBIOLOGY RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD
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Of all plastic materials used to construct cages for the confinement of rats during exposure to electromagnetic radiation, only Styrofoam has been found to be, for practical purposed, transparent to microwaves. However, because of its softness, it is easily chewed by rats, with the result that they escape from their cages. Coating the inner walls of cages made of Styrofoam with quinine effectively prevents the rats from chewing through the cage walls. Author
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