marking rodent in color

Alexandre Dobly adobly at
Tue Nov 4 11:06:33 EST 1997


I work on rodent behaviour (voles) at the Free University of Brussels.

To use a images analyse software (EthoVision) in our lab, we have to mark our 
voles in various color.
But they have dark furs (brown), and we don't succeed to find how to mark them 
in color acceptable for the software.
We don't know any colored substance that resists to the frequent licking of 
these animals. Colars or ear tags don't stay for long time.

Do someone know a possible soluton to this problem?

Thank you in advance.

Alexandre Dobly

Behavioural Biology of Mammals
   [Biologie du Comportement des Mammiferes]
Free University of Brussels - CP 160/12
   [Universite Libre de Bruxelles]
50, av. F. Roosevelt
B-1050 Bruxelles
Phone: + 32 2 650 45 25      o o (   ( )___
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