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[ California mouse General Info ]

The California mouse (Peromyscus californicus) is a monogamous species of rodent found along the coastal mountain ranges and eastern Sierra Nevada of California. It is the largest species in its genus with adult body length ranging between 22-29 cm and body mass between 33-54 g. Adults are distinctly bicolored with yellowish brown or gray mixed with black dorsal coloring and a white underside and feet. Captive colonies of California mice have been useful for the study of the neuroendocrine mechanisms of parental behavior, aggression, and behavioral responses to stress.

Species: Peromyscus californicus

Stain: Nissl

Fixation: Immersion in 5% acrolein in phosphate buffered saline (PBS)

Plane: coronal

Area: whole-brain

Source: Rebecca Hao, Natalia Duque-Wilckens, and Brian Trainor

Section thickness: 40 um

Notes: After fixation each brain was immersed in 20% sucrose in PBS at 4 C overnight. Brains were then rinsed in PBS before freezing on dry ice. Brains were sectioned at 40 um on a cryostat and then every third section was stained from just posterior to the olfactory bulb through the cerebellum.

Mouse 3540 was a 3 month old male weighing 39.5 g; Mouse 3547 was a 3 month old female weighing 36.5 g.

DM3540 (male)
Dataset Id: 160
94 slides, 0.5 u/pixel
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DM3547 (female)
Dataset Id: 161
90 slides, 0.5 u/pixel
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